one. (oh, oh, oh.) !


One thousand.

That’s a big number.

One thousand blog posts without missing a day.

My first blog post….when I was trying to figure out how you did a “blog post” (whatever that was…) had a picture of some land we inherited up in Idaho.

This picture was taken on the way to the land in Idaho.

Maybe it was taken in Montana…..I’m not sure….but I know it’s on the road to “get there”.

Maybe that’s all you ever really know….the journey to “get there”?

Anyway… thousand is a big number.

I’m going to go for a run this morning…..the first one in about a year.

I’ll finish this if I get back.


There. I’m back.  I shouldn’t use words like “if”….even if I’m just screwing around. Talking about getting back and using the word “if” isn’t really funny.

It felt this morning like it always feels to start back running….leaden and not a whole lot of fun….but not really all that bad. It’s pretty dark out on the road at 5 AM, though.


How about that?

I impress myself.

I was going to do a big list of stuff that I’d figured out over the course of almost three years and a thousand posts…..mostly just to show myself that I knew how to do a bullet list….but after my run, I reconsider.

How much have I learned in the course of writing 1000 blog posts? Probably a whole lot.

How much of it do I remember? Probably a little.

I was going to write about how we complicate things…..things like the Gospel message….or, more “down to earth”, even “family”.

Relationships are complicated.

They get more complicated when we try to figure them out.

What do you say about that? It’s a conundrum.

I was going to write about how much easier it is to watch a YouTube video of a guy running than it is to actually run.

That’s a “gospel” (with a small g) truth. It’s hard to actually do things.

I was going to write about how much I love being “on the road”…..but how much I love being home.

I was going to write about paying attention to things….things like family and children growing and taking care of your friends.

I was going to write about paying attention.

Maybe the Devil is distraction?

I don’t really know what the “Devil” is.

I know that I miss things when I’m distracted by all the other really important things……all the things that, later, I say, “what was I so upset about?”

Maybe I don’t learn all that much…..maybe I just repeat what I’d forgotten….and fool myself into thinking it’s something “new”?

Maybe this blog is like running for me? Maybe I’m just putting down words….taking another step….trying to “just keep going”….even if I don’t really end up anywhere.

Maybe I’m just trying to “keep going”.

You know….when I really calm down and think about it hard for a second, maybe the thing that I’m learning as I do “go along” in this life is that the main thing is to just keep going.

I try and limit myself to 500 words every morning…..and I’ve gone over that limit this morning.

It always takes more words to express something that’s not expressible.

What do you say about “love”? That’s what it’s all about, after all…just “love”.

Oh, well. One thousand times I’ve sat here and watched the little letters trip up onto the computer screen.

That’s a lot of typing.

I guess that Jennifer Warnes said it more succinctly than I do……”maybe what’s good gets a little bit better…..and maybe what’s bad gets gone….”

Things are simple….and full of hope.

I’m glad I think that…..this morning.


“it goes like it goes” Jennifer Warnes

About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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