Monthly Archives: February 2015

Getting Back On Track

Written by Ken Murphy

Hey Y’all!

Once again, here I am feeling guilty for my absence. It has been a very busy few months, for sure. The holidays passed, and so did January. This week marked the third month since we lost Lucy. For people who don’t have four-legged children, it probably seems odd to mourn the passing of a dog. But, for over thirteen years, she was a huge part of our lives.

Work has been insanely demanding. I finished my special detail, and returned to my regular duties. The only problem is, due to budget cuts and frozen positions, I’m still trying to keep a lot of the projects I was working on moving forward. So, I’m sort of doing two jobs. Not much fun. But the work is important, so I’m trudging forward.

A couple of weeks ago, I realized I was just treading water. Oh, I’ve been busy. Those of you who follow my posts know I’m at the gym every week day by four o’clock. Andy and I have been busy entertaining old friends, and making new ones. We go out to dinner, and see movies in the theater. We do all sorts of things we hadn’t done for a long time. In truth, I’ve just been keeping myself occupied a lot of the time. I set, and kept to, a routine.

The one thing I haven’t been doing is writing. Over the past few months, whenever I sat down to write, my brain shut down. The stories are there; I just haven’t been able to get them down in print. Part of the problem is there are so many stories in my head, I’ve had trouble focusing on one. But I think the main issue it that I haven’t been setting aside time just for writing.

So, I’m making a commitment to get myself get back on track. I will set aside time every day for writing. There are lots of people making a lot of noise inside my head. And I can’t wait to tell you their stories.

Much love and hugs,


Ken Murphy 20130720