Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Hearing from Two Mikes

Mike of Ifs of Og fame emailed me again, and gave me the okay to share a bit of what's going on in his life.

Hal,

Shouldn't complain, but it's been one of those years, you know?

Just buried my Dad down south, sister-in-law died a couple months ago, wife had major surgery this week. Mom has early stage Alzheimers and fell her first day in Tennessee- Naturally it was during a snowstorm this past weekend, one of her biggest fears and a thing we promised would not happen before Christmas!

I should probably mention that I have now fully deconverted, which makes me feel like a source of disappointment to Christian friends everywhere, but at least I know I lost my faith honestly, that is, in the process of attempting to strengthen it.

Stress factors have been high, but 2010 promises better things.

Mike also hinted that he may be rejoining us in the blogging community in the months ahead. I sure hope so.

A couple of days after Mike's email, I got one from Michael McCrickard, aka Ice Mac Sea. (I wrote about Ice Mac Sea here.) I hadn't heard from Michael in a good while also, so it was really great to hear that he'll soon finish his second CD. He says it will be more acoustic than Measure for Measure, and he wrote, "The whole thing sounds better than I could have hoped for."

Hearing from the two Mikes has made my week, and after missing the last two Christmas mornings with my wife and son, it's looking like I'll get home Christmas Eve. It can't get much better than that.

In case I'm not back here before the day, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

6 comments:

Uncle E said...

Hal, so happy to hear you'll be home for Christmas this year. Here's wishing that You, Rhonda and Dylan have the most fantastic Christmas this year.
From my brood to yours,

Uncle E

Kelly said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Hal! Glad you'll get to be there with them.

Debby said...

That is so great. I am glad for you all!

Bob Barbanes said...

Funny, like you I had wondered where Mike wandered off to. I kept the link to his blog on mine (again, as you've done) simply because I hoped he'd come back. I always enjoyed reading his stuff. Sounds like he's had a rough year alright. But maybe he'll get to a place where he can write and share his life with us again.

Merry Christmas!

Bob said...

So, so glad you'll be home for Christmas! Have a great one, Hal!

Scotty said...

Back at ya, Hal - have yourself a great holiday season.

:-)