December 8, 2005 Newsletter
Apart from a receding hairline, a growing repertoire of love handle statistics and insomnia, life is going pretty well for me. And since I have isolated the cause of all these dilemmas (children, woman and work… though I am not sure which cause correlates to each effect) I am well on my way to making life happier.
I did find time to play this last week. First I spent too much money for too many hours at the gym—which resulted in too many pains in too many places on my body to go into. But at least I learned a valuable lesson—getting older is a real thing. It’s not the boogie man used to think it was. Grandpa, if you can hear me… I am sorry for that last wrestling match!
So I am going to have to manage my exercise more responsibly by spreading it out over a whole year rather than isolated moments every few months. At least I am getting along with a fair amount of mental and creative exercise. Work keeps my mind moving always. And this week I spent my nights building a couple new Counter-Strike maps. There are screenshots and links in this newsletter.
To end this edition, I made my first public speech last week at the Franklin Township board of trustees meeting to discuss the Township News Network. It was odd going back there because it’s been a few years since I was present at one of those meetings. Back then I was a reporter for a newspaper, and my job was to record the happenings; this time I was part of the happenings. I have to admit that it was uncomfortable for me. But overall I think I did a fine job.
Of course I met my journalistic replacement. She is much prettier than I ever was, so the trustees probably appreciate that. But I see that her report must have been put off for more pressing news like local church events and all that because I was unable to find any mention of the meeting in the paper. Oh well… that happened to me too when I would rush home to write a news piece and whisk it off to the editor… only to wait two weeks to see it in print.
Totals on Creative Arts
Newsletters by Shawn Olson for the year 2005.
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