A Post

(From \”Never Eat Anything Bigger Than Your Head\”, but B. Kliban)

Yes, it\’s a post!

Life is settling down some.  I really appreciate the comments on my last post.

This past few months have been another reminder that there is no such thing as \”normal.\”  The only thing normal is the presence of change – sometimes more than others.  Which means that this is not so much me restarting my regular blogging habits, but more that I am not purposefully staying away from blogging.  It is something I enjoy enough that I have to hold myself back from diving back in.  I am not ready for that.

This is simply a post.  I share my thoughts and (when I have them) insights.  I entertain myself by playing around with words and do my best to entertain you.  I sometimes write out of passion, and other times out of boredom.  Sometimes I write just to keep writing (which is essentially what this post is).

But the response to my last post reminds me of one more reason I write: I write because I like my readers and enjoy interacting with them.  I felt like Jimmy Stewart on It\’s a Wonderful Life where all the people pile into the house to say what a good guy he is (although you guys didn\’t give money).  The gratifying difference between me and Jimmy, however, is that he did all sorts of good things for people and I am just sharing my thoughts (sometimes a little deranged) and sharing myself.

Writing is personal, and there is a personal connection when people respond to it – even more than when they thank me for being their doctor.

Thanks again.

30 thoughts on “A Post”

  1. Normal is highly subjective, for sure. I know there have been times in my life when I’ve been way WAY more “off” than “on” in the blogging world… I think we’ve all been there.
    But yeah, the people are awesome, and they’re what keeps me coming back too 🙂 Glad to see what you write any time you feel like throwing something up on the web, Rob. You rock 🙂

  2. Normal is highly subjective, for sure. I know there have been times in my life when I’ve been way WAY more “off” than “on” in the blogging world… I think we’ve all been there.
    But yeah, the people are awesome, and they’re what keeps me coming back too 🙂 Glad to see what you write any time you feel like throwing something up on the web, Rob. You rock 🙂

  3. So I have a completely random coding/reimbursement question for you… our office has had a heck of a time trying to get fully reimbursed for our flu swab tests. We have the ones that tests both A & B. Is this something your office has as well? If so, are you finding it difficult to get reimbursed at a higher rate than just the test that doesn’t differentiate between A & B???

  4. So I have a completely random coding/reimbursement question for you… our office has had a heck of a time trying to get fully reimbursed for our flu swab tests. We have the ones that tests both A & B. Is this something your office has as well? If so, are you finding it difficult to get reimbursed at a higher rate than just the test that doesn’t differentiate between A & B???

  5. Ahhhh… we like you too.Your FB status update made me laugh yesterday. I was thinking of other anti-itch remedies last night as I was falling asleep… it was kind of like counting sheep for me, but not.

  6. Ahhhh… we like you too.Your FB status update made me laugh yesterday. I was thinking of other anti-itch remedies last night as I was falling asleep… it was kind of like counting sheep for me, but not.

  7. I always said that “normal” depends on who’s looking…and also that normal is overrated. I, for one, have never fit that description, and there have been times when people have tried way too hard to make me do so; it has caused me nothing but grief and many a migraine. So…I say why waste a perfectly good life trying to live up to someone else’s standard? Besides, it’s the not so normal that makes life more interesting and sometimes fun, too. (Though it’s not always fun…I could write an entire book based upon that premise!)

  8. I always said that “normal” depends on who’s looking…and also that normal is overrated. I, for one, have never fit that description, and there have been times when people have tried way too hard to make me do so; it has caused me nothing but grief and many a migraine. So…I say why waste a perfectly good life trying to live up to someone else’s standard? Besides, it’s the not so normal that makes life more interesting and sometimes fun, too. (Though it’s not always fun…I could write an entire book based upon that premise!)

  9. Welcome back, Rob. You have no idea how you touch the lives of those that read. We’re glad your back!

  10. Welcome back, Rob. You have no idea how you touch the lives of those that read. We’re glad your back!

  11. Since I’d only found your blog a week or so before you wrote to say you were taking a break, I’m glad you’re back, even now and then. Blogging is a fun, gentle way to interact with others while indulging the muse –and you do it particularly well.

  12. Since I’d only found your blog a week or so before you wrote to say you were taking a break, I’m glad you’re back, even now and then. Blogging is a fun, gentle way to interact with others while indulging the muse –and you do it particularly well.

  13. Just to pick a little. “…difference between me and Jimmy, however, is that he did all sorts of good things for people and I am just sharing my thoughts (sometimes a little deranged) and sharing myself.” I, for one, think that you sharing your thoughts with us is doing all sorts of good things for people. I don’t think any of us (except the llamas) come here hoping for bitter medicine. You help us think and laugh and cry. That is doing good.
    And now that you understand that you do not need to be driven in your writing, you can do some good for yourself as well. Best medicine there is.

  14. Just to pick a little. “…difference between me and Jimmy, however, is that he did all sorts of good things for people and I am just sharing my thoughts (sometimes a little deranged) and sharing myself.” I, for one, think that you sharing your thoughts with us is doing all sorts of good things for people. I don’t think any of us (except the llamas) come here hoping for bitter medicine. You help us think and laugh and cry. That is doing good.
    And now that you understand that you do not need to be driven in your writing, you can do some good for yourself as well. Best medicine there is.

  15. Welcome back. I really related to this post since I write just to write. Sometimes, as you, it’s’ over something passionate and other times I just need to produce the words and see how they stream together. I look forward to reading more of your posts! so no slacking! LOL Have a good holiday season.

  16. Welcome back. I really related to this post since I write just to write. Sometimes, as you, it’s’ over something passionate and other times I just need to produce the words and see how they stream together. I look forward to reading more of your posts! so no slacking! LOL Have a good holiday season.

  17. For what it’s worth. My Mom always said “Normal is a setting on a Dryer – not a person or child”. I always wondered if my babies were doing “normal” baby things, worrying that something was wrong.

  18. For what it’s worth. My Mom always said “Normal is a setting on a Dryer – not a person or child”. I always wondered if my babies were doing “normal” baby things, worrying that something was wrong.

  19. Good Morning … or afternoon ..or evening, Rob – Gee they must be like cows ..the llamas… because if they’re dairy cows the owners can’t go anywhere unless someone else tends to the milking ..morning and night (Our neighbors were dairy people)..although llamas don’t give milk ..thus don’t get milked and so in that sense I suppose it’s apples and oranges .. the llamas and cows …but they are similar because you can’t get away from them without help. And llamas and cows both make noise ..apparently ..cows moo and llamas ..well actually ..I don’t know what llamas say but I know they spit and cows don’t spit ..but cows chew cud and I suppose if they did spit ..they’d spit the cud like chewin tobacco and that’d be messy but then llama spittle all around can’t be to nice either. So it seems they have two things in common ..llamas and cows do ..they both make noise and you can’t leave them alone …wait.. and they breathe. I’m just sayin.. 😉
    Welcome back Rob.

    May you and your family have a Blessed and Happy New Year ..in this wonderful life! 🙂

  20. Good Morning … or afternoon ..or evening, Rob – Gee they must be like cows ..the llamas… because if they’re dairy cows the owners can’t go anywhere unless someone else tends to the milking ..morning and night (Our neighbors were dairy people)..although llamas don’t give milk ..thus don’t get milked and so in that sense I suppose it’s apples and oranges .. the llamas and cows …but they are similar because you can’t get away from them without help. And llamas and cows both make noise ..apparently ..cows moo and llamas ..well actually ..I don’t know what llamas say but I know they spit and cows don’t spit ..but cows chew cud and I suppose if they did spit ..they’d spit the cud like chewin tobacco and that’d be messy but then llama spittle all around can’t be to nice either. So it seems they have two things in common ..llamas and cows do ..they both make noise and you can’t leave them alone …wait.. and they breathe. I’m just sayin.. 😉
    Welcome back Rob.

    May you and your family have a Blessed and Happy New Year ..in this wonderful life! 🙂

  21. Okay ..having just a bit of blogger’s remorse over my comment above regarding cows and llamas. Chalk it up to zany inane humor activated if still up past 2 am.
    Glad you’re back Rob. 🙂

    ps. Finally… I topped your bejeweled score after about 3 weeks. 😉

  22. Okay ..having just a bit of blogger’s remorse over my comment above regarding cows and llamas. Chalk it up to zany inane humor activated if still up past 2 am.
    Glad you’re back Rob. 🙂

    ps. Finally… I topped your bejeweled score after about 3 weeks. 😉

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