Sidetracked!

It’s hard to keep from being side-tracked, isn’t it? We all have a lot of demands on us these days, much more than when I was growing up. I thought that when I retired I would have more “time.” You know what my mom used to tell me? “John,” she’d say, “when you get older time will pass faster.” And, I pooh-poohed mom. How could time go faster? Time is, after all – time. But, you know what? As you get older, time does accelerate. When I was a child it seemed that Christmas would never come. Now, it seems almost as if Christmases are back to back!

I am into writing my third novel in the “Jack Stevens Adventures” series, and I am also about to begin recording the audio book version of “Tropical Knights” and I am also getting back into web site design with the new HTML5 and CSS2.1. (I spent a year at Kennesaw State College in 2003 and 4 being certified in web site design.) But the new technology fascinates me – it has changed so much since I graduated that, being the inquisitive Gemini that I am, I can’t stay away from it.

So I get side-tracked. Does that happen to you? Is there a way to cram more than 24 hours in a day? When you get as old as I am, you begin to wonder IF you will have enough days left to do just what is on your plate.

It seems that every new technology that comes along is supposed to make life easier for us – to give us more time to do the things we enjoy. That never happens. Life becomes more hectic, the rat-race track becomes longer. What is the answer? You tell me – because I give up. I don’t know.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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