a Retrospective | Advocations

After my doctors declared me disabled and unable to work at 43, I reflected on my life guidance to my children as they grew up, The term Advocation, beyond being a worker, a career man, began to evolve for me.

[I wrote the following as an expression of my Advocations and first published it in my Journal around 2005.]

Accused of being a Renaissance Man once, I had to look up the reference.  For a moment there I thought I was accused of being “old”.  Ok, I’m there now, but this was several decades ago. 

Some Renaissance Man!  Hah!  I had to look up the definition, the derivation. 

Ok, so I got it.  I tend to be interested in a lot of stuff, yet not expert at much.  You know, I like the reference.  It sort of fits.  I have always been interested in the world at-large.  I’m a curious fellow and I’m glad to have tried my hand at much in life.  Here’s my initial brainstorming list in no particular order. 

Know me well?  Feel free to add to it.

 Table of Avocations

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Education
  4. Child Rearing
  5. Working
  6. Earth
  7. Humanity
  8. Spirituality
  9. Plato
  10. Gandhi
  11. Jesus, The Christ
  12. Prophet Mohammad
  13. S. Freud
  14. Thomas Jefferson  (under construction)
  15. Rhythm &  Blues
  16. Motown Music
  17. Singing
  18. Hi Fi Audio
  19. Deutschland
  20. Model Trains
  21. Porsche Classics
  22. Corvette Classics
  23. Frank Lloyd Wright
  24. Modern Architecture
  25. Organic Living
  26. Resource Conservation
  27. Basketball (NBA)
  28. International Football (Soccer)
  29. Interior Design
  30. Landscape Design
  31. Woodworking
  32. [and on and on . . .]

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