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The most common response I seem to get to this page is that people have no idea what I’m talking about. I can’t help but wonder, is that unusual?

In a rare moment of clarity, I thought I would explain a few things, X-Files style.

A Scarecaster is something like a Telecaster, custom made for a scarecrow. So that should pretty much clear everything up then, right? Good. Let’s talk about something else now.

I was recently asked what my biggest regret was. So I thought about it. Then I thought some more. And some more. Finally it hit me, and I responded, “Taking too long to think things over.” It would have been a joke if only it was not so true. I have a bad history of thinking too much, trying to look at something from every possible perspective, and taking so long to figure out what to do that I usually end up doing nothing at all and miss the opportunity entirely.

So, what the heck happened to me on [hold on a second…] September 27th? Well nothing happened to me exactly… I was at school and I saw something that took me quite by surprise and managed to trigger some old memories. I was hit with a profound blast of missed opportunities and unfulfilled dreams and spent the next few days drowning in waves of old memories. Then I came to my senses.

I have been wondering if anyone with modest math skills would recognize that I have been a Christian for slightly over a year, yet I just declared that I have learned nothing at all for the last two. Now obviously I must have learned something. In all truth, the past couple of years have probably been the most enlightening of my whole life. However, when I had come to my senses, I realized that I was well on my way to duplicating a predicament that I have been in before. So how much have I really learned if I’m still making the same old mistakes? What good is knowledge if it doesn’t translate into practical wisdom?

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,

but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

–Proverbs 1.7

So, I trust that raises more questions than it answers. If it makes anyone feel better, I’m not really sure what “Chasing Ghosts” is about either.

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