By: Ken Boone
Well, I finally ordered that guitar I’ve mentioned in the “My Wanter Wants” portion of my podcasts. It’s my gratitude gift for this year.
2019 has been a year full of challenges for Celia and me. Although we’ve faced many different challenges over the years, this year, the issues have been health-related. Celia’s had both hips surgically replaced. The first procedure was in July, while the other hip was operated on this past Monday. Her recovery is coming along nicely.
My health woes caught us by surprise, and involved hypertension which led to heart and kidney problems. The condition was considered quite serious when I finely sought medical treatment. I’m pleased to say that my recovery is also coming along nicely, although there’s a good chance that I’ll have to take between 10 – 12 pills a day for the rest of my life.
One of the side effects of my illness was that the creative side of me has seemed to go into hiding. That means that I haven’t written a single blog post in over a month. That also means that I haven’t produced a single podcast episode in over two months. That is until now.
It seems like the number of podcasters out there have at least doubled in the time since my last episode. I could make that one of my grievances for this blog post, and maybe I should. But that won’t be of help to anyone, especially me. I could look at this as increased competition, which never scared me in the past.
As far as blogging, I’ve setting a modest goal of returning to one blog post per week for the foreseeable future. My ultimate goal is to post something every day. While that seems overly ambitious, it is doable.
So here I am finishing the first blog post I’ve written in over a month and I can’t tell if it’s coherent in the least bit. I can blame that on the fact that one of the effects of my recent was a loss of oxygen to my brain. But I can assure you that the posts will get better with time! In the meantime, I just got an email that my new guitar is on the UPS truck and should be in my hands within three days. I’ll let you know how I like it in my next podcast, which should be recorded sometime in the next couple of years. Take care and God bless!
About the Author
As owner of the Descant Music & Media Group, Ken is a creator and producer of several podcast shows. He is also a music producer, as well as a writer and an accountant for small businesses and nonprofits.