Prioritizing insignificance


Hi readers:

Those of you who’ve read through this long series of anecdotes will recognize that my life’s been spent in a forest of insignificance incapable of being recognized as such except by hindsight.   To qualify for the insignificance merit badge each item running for office had to be at least a week in the past.

Lately that’s changed.  I’ve got a 1950s Africa movie scene dust cloud of stampeding herds, pods, prides, coveys, flocks, and occasional individual insignificances coming at me out of the future, stirring up all manner of noise and dirt right here in my normally significant present.  Even when they drift downstream into the past they keep zigzagging around trying to fight their way back uphill to make nuisances of themselves in my today mode.

Fact is I’ve got another reincarnation coming into the picture, as well, and though it’s probably insignificant, I need to tip my hat to it various ways.  Just so it doesn’t get pissed off and decide I need to pick up on past themes earlier reincarnations.  If I’ve got to bow and scrape a bit it’s worth it.

So I’m going to take some time away from this blog.  Spend my time sorting through whatever I can convince myself is more significant than something else over the next period of time.

Those of you who’ve been frequent visitors, I appreciate you.  Those who haven’t, I appreciate you, also.

I’ll send you no more omphaloskepsis unless something different happens.

Old Jules

27 responses to “Prioritizing insignificance

  1. Until then.

    The best to you of all possible outcomes.


  2. I, for one, will miss your very thoughtful musings. But I trust you’ve made the best possible decision for yourself and can only bid you best of luck on your next reincarnation. Best

  3. Well, I am very sorry that I have just discovered your blog today. Maybe one day you will find this blog significant again and continue on your journey. Take care!

  4. You will be sorely missed. I have enjoyed your particular bent renditions.Good luck on your next journey!

  5. Thanks for everything.

  6. Good luck Jules but come by now and then anyway just so we know you’re still kicking the can down the road.

  7. In the final analysis, I keep coming back to peace … finding that place where peace fills whatever days I have left in this life and remembering what I want to take with me to my next

  8. … but I will miss your insights and selfishly hope you will return with more …

  9. So long, and thanks for all the fish!


  10. I’ll miss you. I learned a lot from you, and I don’t count that as insignificant. Maybe you can give us a couple more words or stories via Jeanne before you go.

    I wonder: if you do get to return, will you get to come back as a cat, or would you want to?

    • I figure I’ll update here if it seems appropriate, and if I’m not too preoccupied, I could probably find other items to post from time to time. The blog won’t go away, that’s definite. ~Jeanne

      • Thanks Jeanne. I’m trying not to be sad, but I’m failing.

        • Chuck Cunningham

          My friend Jack,

          I will pray for you and hope that you will receive much better than you expect. I am a Christian and yet I was really surprised, when I was having serious leg cramps/convulsions and the Lord sent his angel or my guardian angel, which I have according to the New Testament, and put it’s hand on my back just above the pelvis (I felt it) and heat went down both legs and and immediately healed me and stopped the cramps/convulsions.

          When we have to go over to the other side, we can know that if we have repented of our sins and put our trust in Jesus Christ that His death/blood pays for our wrongs as God the Father said it would , no matter what they are. We are guaranteed admittance and will not get “door number 2″ so to speak. Also, we get a down payment on that promise in the presence of the Holy Spirit to come into our Heart/spirit/self to be resident and to assist us in efforts to become what God and we want us to become as we are changed.

          It is important to make that transaction before crossing over as did the one thief on the cross who died with Jesus Christ.

          Reincarnation: The Bible says, ” And as it is appointed to men once to die and after that the judgement.” Marshy ground there. Not supported in the Bible.

          The following verses from the Bible mean a lot to me and are the foundation for a person/me, who seeks God and forgiveness before having to face HIm. Jesus Christ is called our Lawyer or advocate to appear for us before God the Father. I may have said this before, but when we are coming to the “Back Door” there is nothing more important. I wish this for everyone. I certainly screwed everything up in my life and hurt many people, for which the Lord forgives me. I don’t always feel that but He says it and it is true. The Dark Side will try to tear a person down on that point.

          Foundational Verses:
          John 3: 3-8
          Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
          Nicodemus said to him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
          Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again. The wind blows where it listeth , and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

          John 3:16-18
          16.) For God so loved the world , that he gave his only begotten Son, that (whosoever believeth) in him should not perish, but have everlasting life
          17.) For (God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world ; but that through him might be saved.)
          18.) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in [the name of the only begotten Son of God.]

          1 Timothy 2:3-6
          3.) For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;
          4.) Who will have {all men} to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
          5.) For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
          6.) Who gave himself a ransom for {all}, to be testified in due time.

          2 Cor 5:19-21
          19.) To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling {the world} unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
          20.) Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, “Be ye reconciled to God. ”
          21.) For He hath made (Him to be sin for us), who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.

          The most important thing I could ever find to share with all readers. Are you Born Again, as He said {above-John 3:16-19} to Nicodemus, the Sanhedrin membe, who sneaked to Him at night. It is a must or we are totally blinded to the Kingdom of God.

          Jack, This is worth more than the 144 million I lost us by not playing those numbers you sent me. I am so sorry to hear of your situation.

          Until then,


  11. Luck be with you my friend…

  12. Enjoy your life’s next chapters.

  13. Safe journey and blessed be.

  14. “stirring up all manner of noise and dirt right here in my normally significant present” A navel is as worthy of contemplation as anything else I can think of. I love your prose, no one parses life the way you do. I’ll miss the words with the grins and imaginings that they conjure.
    Wishing you the best in comfort and contentment.

  15. Enjoy the journey – we will miss you around here!

  16. i hope when the hoards come for me, i handle it with the humor and grace that you have shown.
    may your next go round be the best
    thank you

  17. wishing you well!!!

  18. Wishing you all the best in the next phase of your journey. You will definitely be missed around here.

  19. Hi Jack, Sounds like you are crossing some bridges that I have found on my journey of late which has kept me from keeping up with your post. Of course, when I again have the time I can check out all those I missed. Hoping it works out for you to post occasionally as I did greatly enjoy your post and often got some good chuckles out of them. Blessings friend. Mary

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