-Jane Austen, British author
"A man who has nothing to do with his own time has no conscience in his intrusion on that of others."
-Jane Austen, British author
When you're young and you pass up a date with a girl because you have "something better to do" you're not really thinking about what it's going to be like a few years down the road when you're married, have a couple of kids, and can't find time to tie your own shoes. I haven't been on a date with my wife in over 6 months. For us, that's a long time. We try to hang out sans enfant at least once a month - and more if we can make it happen. Lately, we've been so busy between building our new house, preparing our new house, and (as usual) raising 2 kids, that we've just accepted our lack of datingness (yes, I made that up).
Enter my salvation, my sister, my relief pitcher come to save me from blowing the game lead in the ninth. So, we dumped the kids on my sister for the evening and went to eat at one of our favorite restaurants, Liquid Ginger, here in lovely downtown Gainesville, Florida. Despite a debilitating head cold, my lovely wife managed to endure the entire evening with yours truly - quite a feat.
All in all a truly wonderful evening. It ended early because my dear sick wife had to get in the bed. I write about her now to memorialize her awesome effort to hang out with me even when she felt like lukewarm poop. Enough of this writing. I have more writing to do - that pays the bills. Have a lovely evening.
Well, there has to be a first post for every blog. This one is no exception to the rule. In fact, if you are reading this post you are likely one of the first visitors to this page. Hi! Welcome! Pull up a chair and enjoy your trip into the troubled yet always entertaining recesses of my psyche. I feel the need to say something insightful now…. Oh well, maybe later.
I feel compelled to give you some background on both myself and this blog in case you would like to follow it and/or check in on it later. Additionally, listing my objectives will aid me in remembering what I’m supposed to be writing about. Yay for smarts!
I’m a husband and a father of two little girls. I’m the aviation content manager for a major publishing company. I also co-own and manage a business development company and a non-profit org. Needless to say, I stay busy. But I also like to keep things simple.
All of that led me to use my favorite Latin phrase as the title of this blog - “Si vales bene est. Ego valeo.” This was a greeting used in early Roman letters. It meant “I hope you’re well; I am well.” That seemed like a great way to summarize what this blog is about.
For the web address, I decided Latin might be a little hard for the average reader to remember. Keeping with the “keep it simple” mindset, I decided on “SeeEricGo” - based, of course, on the “See Spot Run” early reading books. I’m into a lot of things, and this blog is as much a file folder for me as it is a window into my life for those of you interested (read: demented) enough to want to read and follow it.
Living the life and writing (some of) it down for your reading excitement.