Going where?

road toweres


Tonight we had dinner with my youngest brother and his wife.  Jerry and Betty.  This is my other favorite brother, and my other favorite sister-in-law.  Seriously, I love these two like crazy too.

We were going out to celebrate Betty’s Birthday.  She picked the spot…. a restaurant called Firebird’s Woodfire Grille.  None of us had ever eaten there.

I got a visual before leaving the house.  The map in my head.  Then, once we got close, I had planned on “telling” the address to my car’s Navigation System.  As we neared the restaurant, I hit the “talk” button on my steering wheel.  All was going just as planned… city name…. Miamisburg…. and then……..

Street name.  The address is 3500 Rigby Road.  So I said “Rigby”… and the car says back…. “Higgins Way”   Noooooooooo…… I said…  Rigby.  And she retorts… “Higgins Way.  If this is correct, please say the street number.”  This went back and forth for a couple of minutes.  By now… we’ve driven well past the area of the restaurant.

iPhones.  Check.  Thank St. Christopher for the digital technology of travel.  What’s that the iPhone is telling us to do?  North on 1-75?  I’m not going north on I-75.

Believe it or not… we eventually found the restaurant, and had a great evening with my brother and sister-ish.

But driving home, I was thinking about us being pseudo-lost.  That was all it was, really.  I knew where I was, and how to get home…. but I didn’t know where I was supposed to be going.

And that is how life feels sometimes.  I think we all have a Life Purpose.  A thing.  I don’t think I’ve found mine yet.  So some days… I feel Pseudo-Lost.  I know my way home… but I don’t know where I’m supposed to be going.

There are times when I am content with the “doing what I’m doing”… but there are a lot of days when this misplaced feeling turns me on my side.

But I continue to seek.  To see, and not just look.  To listen and not just hear.  To BE and not just to exist.

All of this resulting from a grilled Mahi dinner.
It is more than just a fish.  It is the ocean.


We need to have a purpose in this life. I’m pleading with you, I’m begging with you to do the right thing. And do it not for the sake of how it will impact your own lives, but only for the sake of doing the right thing.

— James McGreevey