I must be becoming an old man. There are a million things that are going on I am interested in, and some of them are things I have wanted to get involved with for years and years. What is interesting is I know, now, that I just don’t have time to do these things. I don’t have time to do anything, really.
The last two weeks have involved a lot of thinking and some work and organization around the Helen Hill memorial. Helen was shot dead in New Orleans January 4th. I did not know her well, but I knew her husband Paul, who was shot and lived, and they have a two year old son, Francis Pop who was unhurt. Most of my personal nightmares revolve around not being there for my kids, so this sudden and horrible thing, it hurts to think about. And many of my friends and people I admire were very good friends of Helen and Paul and were devastated, so I got into helping to organize the memorial, and the upcoming benefit show.
What was really interesting to me is that thinking about and acting on the Helen thing is that I just didn’t have time to do anything else… the fight to reform education in Nova Scotia – shelved. HPX 2007 planning and report writing – shelved. All I had time to do was Helen and Ticketpro, and a tiny bit of HPX. Interesting.
A bit of grief, a whole lot of fully committed. I have to make sure I do not over commit.
On a side note, I have decided to try and blog a bit more on this thing. I just don’t have time to crank out 700 word OP/EDs every couple days, so expect more informal updates on a much more regular basis.