Edward Hancock II
The Imperfect Blog
The PERFECT Blog for the IMperfect person
|Posted by EHancock2 on May 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM||comments (1)|
This past weekend, I attended Porch Fest in Kilgore. The event was nice. It was the second weekend in a row that I was able to get back out there and sell books since my back injury. The previous weekend, I attended Kilgore Geekend. You talk about a blast! I sold so many books that weekend that I almost didn't have enough for Porch Fest! But it worked out and I had enough. If only just.
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I have to say I was a bit surprised that I held out. Yes I was dog tired after Geekend but I he...
|Posted by EHancock2 on April 29, 2017 at 2:40 PM||comments (1)|
So, it's been a while since I last wrote. Been busily promoting the re-release of Mourning Reign and the paperback release of Heart Beatings. It's been fun, actually. But it's been busy! Also, I started back to physical therapy for the first time in years. I hurt so bad most days. But I'm using muscles I haven't used in a while, so that's good.
Now, I wanted to discuss something today that makes me curious. As many of you know, if you read my blog, like ever, I'm a Christian. But unlik...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on April 11, 2017 at 4:10 PM||comments (11)|
Last night, I received news that an old high school friend was tragically killed in an automobile accident. As of the writing of this blog, her 5 year old daughter is undergoing what will likely be multiple surguries to repair broken bones and such. If you're a praying person, please keep her in your prayers. I've long wrestled with the right words to say to memorialize my friend, Marion Collins. Ultimately, I posted this on Facebook:
Sickened to learn that my friend Marion Edw...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on March 27, 2017 at 6:35 PM||comments (16)|
The last few blogs of mine have been somewhat dark in tone. Focused on death and on your purpose to live out while you're still alive, etc etc etc. There are many reasons for this -- more than I care to go into -- but the simple fact is it's what's been on my mind.
Today, we switch gears a little to talk about something else that is very near and dear to my heart. Passion. Now, before I go any further, I want to clarify that I'm not talking about lusty, sexual passion betwe...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on March 25, 2017 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|
When I created this page, I named my blog "The imperfect blog." I decided that, for the most part, I would not really edit my blogs much, when I posted them. That this would be raw, unfiltered and filled with mistakes. Well, in all honestly, I've changed that somewhat. Oh, mistakes still seep through, but I've noticed that I do tend to get a bit "editorial" with my more recent blogs. (I've made about 12 just typing that. I went back and changed those that I caught before continuing.)
|Posted by EHancock2 on March 17, 2017 at 12:05 AM||comments (6)|
In 1999, I was living in Oklahoma City. I was a newlywed with big plans and bigger dreams, but very little to show for it. I was also a huge history buff. Going back to the 3rd or 4th grade, I have pretty much always been interested in knowing more about my family history. Fast forward to 1999. My dad's uncle contacted me regarding his own genealogy efforts, having talked with my dad about my internet searches. At the time, mine had come up relatively empty. I'd managed to trace back a few li...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on March 8, 2017 at 6:00 PM||comments (103)|
So, four days ago, I turned 43 years old. I honestly can't believe it. Where did the time go? seriously, where did the time go? Just yesterday, my MOM was hitting the big 4-0. All of the sudden I am turning 43? How does this happen?
I literally blinked and it happened.
This year, I mark 25 years since I graduated high school. I remember when I realized it was 18 years since I was walking across that stage. I laughed because I said I'd been out of school 18 years a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on February 15, 2017 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
I want you to take a journey with me for a moment. Don't worry. You don't have to leave your couch or your chair or your desk at work or whatever. But, if you're in your car reading this, please close it out until you are safely home, as I do not want to be responsible for your unsafe driving practices.
Now, with that out of the way, we are going to take a journey in our minds. I want you to imagine yourself in a car. Any car. Your car, somebody else's car. A car that you don't own but...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on January 31, 2017 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
I started to post this as a Facebook post, but I decided it was just too long. I needed its own post. So, as a rare treat in my commitment to blog more often, you actually get TWO blogs today. I could have post-dated it to upload at a later date, but I decided not to do that. So, here it is in its entirety. The very thought that pulled me out of working on my screenplay today.
What follows is an opinion that just occurred to me as I was writing something completely unrelated t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on January 31, 2017 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
Given that I had a previous blog called "45", I expect the title of this blog to probably throw some of you off just a tad. Let me go ahead and say the two are not related in the least.
The 45 blog was about the peaceful transition power. This blog is about growing older. In 32 days, I turn 43 years old. Ten years ago, I never thought I'd see 43. 15 years ago, I thought I'd never die. 13 years ago, doctors found a tumor on my pituitary gland.
You don't know what's it's like unles...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on January 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM||comments (1)|
This week is very tough on me, on a personal level. I imagine if anyone of you reading this is even half the space nut that I am, this week is a week of remembrance for you, as it is for me.
Today marks 50 years since the tragedy of Apollo 1 that claimed the lives of American astronauts Gus Grissom, Roger Chaffee and Ed White.
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|Posted by EHancock2 on January 26, 2017 at 5:25 PM||comments (3)|
Somebody on my facebook page pointed out that nobody ever leaves a comment on my blogs. I told them that I get quite a few blog READS every single day, but they said they didn't believe it because of stats and irrelevance and blah blah blah and I think I fell asleep when they were trying (and failing) to explain themselves.
The fact is that my blogs do not get comments very often. But, you have to look at my history. Until recently I haven't blogged with any sort of regularity. It take...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on January 20, 2017 at 5:15 PM||comments (0)|
January 20th, 2017 is the day our nation experiences a peaceful exchange of powers, from the outgoing president to the incoming president. I'm not going to sit here and compare popularity of this or that, approval ratings, etc. It's all pointless.
The simple fact is Barack Obama now joins the ranks of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and other Former Presidents. Donald J. Trump has been sworn in and is now the literal leader of the free world. It didn't matter if you or I liked Barack Obam...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on January 10, 2017 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
2017 is here, folks. I haven't blogged in months, due to back injuries, early in 2016 that kept me from sitting at the computer for any length of time. I'm still not 100 percent, but time and a new easy chair is really helping me to tolerate sitting for longer periods.
So, 2015 sucked. 2016 wasn't any better. It sucked. My sales were okay. As a writer, 2015 to 2016 wasn't horrible by any means. However, from the loss of my dad's twin brother in January of 2015 to the loss of my grandpa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on August 2, 2016 at 12:20 AM||comments (0)|
The Hancock men of my generation have grown into men of honor. Granted, none of us started out that way. We all had our issues. But, in adulthood, the three of us in this generation (Yes, there are only 3) each learned to stand for something principled. It wasn't until Jerry's death in June that I realized just how true it was. As I listened to his fellow police officers -- people with whom he'd worked for 20 to 25 years -- it became all too clear that I didn't know him as well as I'd thought...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on April 10, 2016 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
So, it's April. I last blogged in AUGUST? Yikes! My apologies. When trying to build my online presence, I've been paying attention to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram while ignoring my own website! Bad Eddie! Bad Bad boy! Okay I promise to try and do better from here!
As you can see, if you do a simple internet search, I've been very busy building things in my life. I really wish I could reveal everything going on behind the scenes, but there are still a few ducks to get...
|Posted by EHancock2 on August 4, 2015 at 5:05 PM||comments (1)|
I haven't blogged since May. It had been my intention to start posting my weekly SUNDAY SERMON posts I do on Facebook, but I ultimately decided against it. I'm not sure why, really. I just really got the feeling that, if nothing else, it wasn't the time.
I think too many people are self-seeking in their dealings/posts about God. I read some of the things they say or watch the video and I wonder "are you glorifying yourself or your God?" Honestly, sometimes I just can't tell.
Me?...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on May 14, 2015 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
I'm horrible about blogging. I know I am. That's one of the reasons I started posting my Sunday Sermons from Facebook. Well, that and I enjoy reading them back again and don't really want to scroll through my Facebook feed! LOL!
But, anyway, as I was saying, I know I'm horrible about blogging regularly. Still, I know how important it is to give my most loyal readers something of substance to read while you're waiting on me to release the next book. (Which, by the way, is proceeding muc...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on May 4, 2015 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
It's gotten to the point a growing number of people eagerly await the things I post under the name "SONday Sermon" or "Sunday Sermon" or whatever. That makes me happy, but it also worries me.
See, God calls certain people to be shepherds of His flock. While I don't feel I fall into the category of Shepherd, I understand that, for some, these weekly posts may be the most "God" some of you are able to get, maybe due to work or, as with me sitting with grandpa, family commitments. Friends,...Read Full Post »
|Posted by EHancock2 on April 26, 2015 at 8:20 PM||comments (0)|
I'm an author. I'm sure most of you know that, if you've been on my Facebook page longer than a minute. I'm also a Conservative and an unapologetic Christian. So, it should probably come as no surprise that I support any Christian establishment that doesn't wish to make a cake for a gay wedding. Furthermore, I support the gay bakeries called by pastors and speakers like Josh Feuerstein in their beliefs not to make a Westboro Baptist style cake that would read "God hates fags". No, I don't bel...Read Full Post »