Publilius Syrus, a Latin maxim writer once said that, "To do two things at once is to do neither." Now I'm not sure what influences or draws on attention existed when he wrote that statement, but it's a pretty good bet that he didn't have to contend with the television, telephone, social media, the internet, or even Angry Birds. He didn't even have a radio in his chariot to distract him from going down the road. How often nowadays do we feel like we can do more than one thing at a time?
In many places in the bible and normal Christian discussions we are told we should pray without ceasing, in itself a task. I have tried and found it to be quite hard, opting instead for the praying pretty much constantly, with breaks for other activities. On my most recent long drive I found myself pondering, "Can I pray while I text and drive?" Probably not the right mix of activities, but it was a good thought.
Over the last few weeks my blogging, as well as my participation in other blogs has fallen off substantially. This is due to my recent transition. Things should pick back up as some normalcy returns. While, new thoughts for posts are reverberating in my head screaming to come out, my site traffic has fallen off and it makes it look like I have hit the blog wall. Meanwhile I wonder, if I assure you that has not happened while typing, does that negate Publius Syrus' saying or did he have a deeper meaning?