What’s in a name?

A rose by any other name is still a rose…

I started this blog over a year ago I think.  I called it “Just a Gamer Dad” because that’s what I was spending a lot of my time doing; playing games.  I would give a weekly update for those in my clan (gaming group) for the particular game that we were playing at the time.  Well, it’s not like I’m exactly doing any of that anymore.  I don’t sit down to play nearly as much as I used to.  In fact, I hardly ever do.Someone close to me suggested this morning that maybe I should change the name to something that more closely meets who I am today.  So now I’m thinking of how to do that; what to change the name to.  I’m drawing a complete blank which tends to be about par for the course.  I’ll certainly think about it and something will come up, but I’m interested in knowing if anyone has any ideas.  I really do like input when it is given, and I include all input in that: criticism and praise.

Who am I?  I’m still just me.  There are still a couple of games that I’ll mess with during the day when it’s slow at work, but that’s just on my phone and it’s never for a long time at all.  I’m way more positive about life, and looking forward to living more, that I used to be.  Although, I was never a really negative person to begin with.

Monty Python (“The Meaning of Life”) taught me a very important lesson some years back.  It was a simple song at the end of a completely irreverent movie, but the gist, and title of the song, makes so much sense to me.  “Always look on the bright side of life.”  I’ve tried to do that ever since, because there is always a bright side no matter what’s going on.  It may be hard to see, but it’s there.

Maybe that should be it?  “The Bright Side.”  Hrmm, I’m not sure about that, but it’s an option.

It’s certainly something to think about.  I did change the title at the top of the page to “Once a Gamer Dad,” but perhaps I need something entirely new.  I also need new things to talk about!  Give me ideas!  Please.  I’ll be receptive to them, I promise.

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Again, I’m not monetizing this blog.  I make no money from it.  It’s just a way to get my thoughts on things out there.  I know that people won’t agree with everything that I say, and that is okay.  There’s no reason for everyone to agree.  That’s one of the things that makes us unique.  We all have different viewpoints on everything.  Sometimes we will see eye to eye and other times we’ll be on complete opposite ends of the spectrum.  That’s where discussion starts.

Anyway, I seemed to have gotten a little off track there.

Ideas!  Suggestions!  Let me know!

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