What do you write about when it’s about one minute to midnight and you want to post a blog entry, but you cannot write much because you must edit something for your wife and you’re running out of time?  Not much.
 
OK, how about this?
 
What’s the meaning of life?
 
 
The number on Jackie Robinson’s jersey?
 
No.
 
 
The nickname for Mark Felt?
 
No.
 
Don’t panic.  Here’s a towel.
 
Now if I had really spent just one minute writing this entry today, which I did, I would not have sufficiently pondered the meaning of life.  In reality, I spent five glorious minutes pondering life, the universe, and everything, four of which will happen tomorrow, which is really today, because I am now writing today’s entry tomorrow, and today is now yesterday.  By promptly discerning the meaning of life and getting this pesky factoid out of the way, I now have time to ponder the ultimate mystery of life; that is, understanding women.  On this subject I must dwell longer, whether it suits me or not.
 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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3 Comments

  1. Athena Goddess of Wisdom's Gravatar Athena Goddess of Wisdom
    November 25, 2005    

    When perusing updated spaces I come across some VERY interesting ones. This is definitely one of them! I have family in S. Korea though I have never met them (my father has) and I’ve lived my whole life in the U.S. I wish I was adventurous as you. Maybe one day…

  2. Angeline's Gravatar Angeline
    November 28, 2005    

    Hi Mike, it would be interesting if you could write on the subject: "understanding women".Angeline

  3. quemino's world's Gravatar quemino's world
    December 2, 2005    

    Are you having a Douglas Adams flashback 🙂 ?

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