My headline is misleading ... I saw that right off but kept it nevertheless as a reminder of how easy it is to give credit where none is due. Productive I have always been ... but the jury is still out and remains hung over the sane piece.
There are certain needs I have beyond the basics; hell, I like to eat, drink, have shelter, breathe clean air, enjoy moderate temperatures ... but I also need trees ... not just those contrived street trees -- the ones planted along sidewalks to sort of make up for all the ones bulldozed over in order to make the damned street in the first place. I like my trees in a forest, growing up and spreading out as nature will permit.
And, I have this thing about water. Not the kind you drink and not that chlorinated swimming pool pee-pee; I like water that has fish ... water that has the perfumed scent of algae augmented by mossy banks through which it flows. Now that's water with character!
So, what's all this got to do with "productive" and "sane"?
Well, I recently tore my left Achilles tendon ... so ... no forest-jaunts and no stream fishing and no photography therein either! Not for months anyway.
This all amounts to the question ... "What do I do to be productive 'til the immobilizer boot comes off and I rehab my leg?" I'll still get to the gym three times a week (no treadmill, no elliptical, no stationary bikes though ... but watch out for my upper body which is already pretty well-developed for an older guy right now and which will be even more so down the road), but what am I going to do after the gym until the sun goes down?
Here's the tentative and hopefully the definitive answer.
1) I intend to publish a number of e-books, the first of which I have begun to create.
2) I will photograph birds and any other critters that hang out around my bird-feeders set up outside of my family room in which I can sit comfortably, camera on tripod and snap as opportunity permits.
Snap pictures that is.
It'd be nice if some you lived nearby so you could come visit ... I may be injured but I'm still fun and while you ain't forests or streams ...
I still love ya!
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Note: In the event any of you decide to want to stop bye ... I'm verifiably sane and humane enough so you'd need not be concerned.