Who Am I, Why Am I Here

Those old enough to remember Ross Perot’s presidential campaign remember his Vice Presidential pick opened a debate with “Who am I? Why am I here?”

Do you sometimes wonder why you are here? I do.

There are several reasons for this in my case.

At work I am a cog in a huge wheel in a multi-national country that is so large it fits the Tommy Lee Jones comment in the fugitive: “that company is a monster!”

As well, I seem to make no difference in the lives of others, mainly because my job consumes so much of my time that I have very little left over to spend outside work pursuing any relationships. My wife is in the same boat by the way.

Most my time is spent sleeping, walking on a treadmill, working, eating and then sleeping again. When I finish at work I am sometimes so beat up that I haven’t the energy to do much of anything. Blogging here is a miracle actually when you consider my time and energy demands.

So I have often prayed out loud, “God either take me home, or give me something with some meaning to do while I am here!”

Here’s what I’ve discovered after the jump

Vacation Winding Down

I’ve been on vacation this week and it has been wonderful. I’ve used the time to get some much needed rest (we didn’t go anywhere), do some long put off reading, and take in a few movies.

Since it is now Friday, I am already thinking about going back on Monday.

Here is a list of things that have been running through my head today:

Tech Break: Brain Wave for iPhone and iPad

I have always had trouble falling asleep. When I lay down, my mind keeps working overtime and it is very difficult for me to settle in. My wife likes to sit in bed and watch TV in order to fall asleep so we got one of those sets of wireless headphones so that she can listen without the sound disturbing me. The flashing of the TV in the darkened room still persists though and makes it even harder for me to get asleep. Until just recently, that is.