I take some bit of pride in this, since I “found” Annoying Orange while searching for something fun to link in my post about the difference between apricot jam and marmalade.
This development is as good a reason as any to resume my posting here. That, and the fact that I promised my very good friend, Ken Chapman that I would resume (but I promised to resume last week); and the fact that I will leave this Saturday on my mission trip to Guatemala with my church Salem Heights Church, and Reid Saunders Association; an excursion that I promised to faithfully chronicle on these pages.
I’m not sure, but I think Annoying Orange might be a cousin of Pure Orange, with whom I am well acquainted. We all have annoying relatives, don’t we? No, I will not name any in my family – I love them all far too much to do such a thing…and at any rate, even the MOST annoying of my relatives fall FAR short of AO.
My apologies for being remiss in this blog endeavor. Not by way of excuse, but as partial explanation of my lapse, my previous posts about the passing of Ken Denio and Mike LaRocque took their toll on me emotionally. The timing of their deaths so closely together was jarring to me.
One, Ken, was a fixture in my life, for all of my life. A person I was never really prepared to have “leave”.
The other, Mike, was a new friend, but one I treasured. A friendship I wanted to deepen and cultivate and develop into something as solid and substantial as my closest friendships.
Something I have discovered while doing this blog is that a short hiatus too easily becomes a long departure, as in this case. I regret my absence.