Thursday, October 04, 2007

Oh Well I'm Tired And So Weary !!!

"Oh, well I'm tired and so weary"...this, of course, is the first line in that great old gospel classic, "Peace in the Valley". I am sure this line tells the story of many of our lives today. We live in a very troubled world, a fallen world, if you will. I know it tells me exactly how I feel. I know it also tells me it's time for a change.

When I started "Dougie Rants !!!" a few years ago, it was simply an e-mail letter I sent to friends, family, business aquaintances, and anyone else crazy enough to want to read it, that I thought might be interested whenever I felt strongly enough to 'rant' about a particular subject or event. The list grew into the hundreds (mostly by request). Then came the blog site and finally the column in the Rutherford Reader. It has been sent across the country, and even to friends in New Zealand. I am humbled by the reaction, which has been overwhelmingly positive, with the exception of a small handful of dissenters, which, by the way, made the endeavor even more satisfying because of the exchange of ideas and thoughts.

My thoughts at this time are that the 'rant' has run its course (as all things seem to do). I am burned out, and yearning to do something else. I am just plain tired of 'politics', and I feel I am simply re-hashing the same old issues and nothing really changes.

I have decided to stop doing the 'rant' as it now exists. I want to move into newer things, explore newer ideas, and leave the politics to those that CAN make a difference. It has been a good run, and I thank all those who supported the 'rant'. I will be back in due time with a new format. Until then...

"Oh, well I'm tired and so weary...
But I must go alone...