In this fast-paced, ever-changing world we sometimes to get caught up in things that seem important, but which are actually just blocking our mind and heart from what really is important. Social technology is changing how we meet new people and interact with acquaintances, friends, and family. It’s easy to get so caught up in technology that we forget the social part of our humanity.
Knowing oneself is a lifelong endeavor, we learn as we grow and experience life. The process of coming to know oneself includes both learning and articulating the unique nature of oneself. Articulating ourselves whether it be through voice or print is how we show society who we are and what we can do as individuals, as a members of society, and what our wants and needs are.
As we grow and learn, our wants and needs change. This is why even retirees and those preparing for retirement (like me) need a continuing dialog with society. The only one that can give my life meaning is myself, to that end I try to live my life on the belief that my capacity to learn and grow does not decrease as my years increase; that through academic and social adventures of lifelong learning, travel, sharing, and a renewed sense of volunteerism, I can expand my awareness, embrace self-fulfillment, and truly create an exciting meaningful life.
As I get ready for retirement I’m looking back on my life for meaning, what worked, what didn’t work, what I like to do and what I don’t like to do. One of the things I’ve found about my life is that I’m more disappointed by the things I didn’t do than by the things I did do. Although there are a few things that I wish would have turned out differently, I have no regrets. I can’t change the past, but I can still influence the future.
My site is constructed from several individual blogs authored by me. Each blog touches on a different one of my interests. All the blogs are tied to the home blog (this one) via a link in the Right Sidebar under the “About” heading. Each individual blog can be followed via email through a link on the right sidebar. You don’t have to follow all unless you want to.
- “Pogi” – [this] The home blog has my opinions on whatever I want to give it on, along with things that just don’t fit any of my other blogs.
- Lifelong Learning – Adult education & retirement oriented.
- My Travel – Places I have been and Places I dream about.
- The Long Journey Home A new look at some old haunts.
- Chicago My hometown
- History & Culture – Historical events and people; ways and customs of the world.
- Philippine – American History and Culture keeping alive our Filipino-American heritage, culture, customs and traditions.
- Cars & Racing – My thoughts on cars and racing.
- Religion – My religious side.
- Technology History & Culture A personal study of technology.
- St. Peter’s Ushers An Usher blog for my Church
This is a personal web-site. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of any other person, company, industry or business. The views expressed by the authors of comments I choose to show on this website (blogs, Facebook & G+) do not necessarily reflect the views of the author of this website, or those who link to it.
In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time…I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This website just gives a point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various thoughts running around my head, and as such any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.
Also, just in case I say something stupid, the stupidity is mine, and mine alone. You cannot have it!