Blogging, Family


Welcome to flowdelic, Mason Hale’s weblog. I am finally getting off the bench and jumping into the game. Yet another weblog has entered the blogsphere.

So what’s with the name “flowdelic”? It’s something my Dad told me years ago…

I was in Fort Worth with my wife, Colleen, and our son Connor, staying at my Dad’s house. We were visiting him and other family. I was stressing out about all the commitments we had made to various family members. I come from a large family—most of which is dispersed throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area. My wife is also from Fort Worth, and between her family and mine, we had a lot of people to see in one weekend.

I was rattling through our hectic schedule, trying to figure out the most efficient route that would take us to each stop on our itenerary.

That’s when my Dad said “Mason, you need to be more flowdelic.”

“Flowdelic?” I said.

“Yeah, don’t worry so much. It will work out. If you make it, you make it; if you don’t, you don’t. Just relax and go with it.”

And that was it. At that moment my Dad imparted a bit of wisdom (one of many) that has stuck with me since. To this day, if I get stressed out, over-worked or over-committed (which I have a tendency to do), when it feels like it’s just too unbearable my wife tells me “Mason, you need to be more flowdelic.”

So when I decided I wanted a blog, and needed to name it—flowdelic jumped to mind.

I did a whois lookup to see if the domain was available. Check.

I searched Google for “flowdelic”. Zero hits?! Wow—Super-check!

I would expect not to find “flowdelic” in Webster’s—but Google? No way. I had accidentially discovered new territory. I felt like the first skier down the mountain after a fresh snowfall. I was looking down an unspoiled run of white, fluffy new powder. I had the opportunity to “own” a word on Google. So of course I took it, or rather am taking it—now.

Through this blog, I hope to be a little more flowdelic. To get into the flow, make new interesting connections and just see where it goes. Letting things happen, good and bad, without worrying about what may or may not come to pass.

And if I can not only be more flowdelic myself, but also introduce others to flowdelic-ness, then all the better. And if you get something out of this—then you can join me in saying “Thanks Dad.”


7 thoughts on “flowdelic?

  1. KK says:

    Love it! Honey, you came into this world flowdelic…..if you hadn’t been you wouldn’t have survived your childhood. It just took your Dad to give you a word for it…….to remember when you forget……you are it!

    Love you!
    PS What is URL and you don’t have to answer that until whenever.

  2. Thanks Grandma-Kaye. I love you too. 😉

    You have the prestigious honor of being the first person to comment on my blog. Congratulations!

    To answer your question – URL is a web address, like If you have a website and provide the URL, your name will be linked to your website on this comment page.

  3. Chris M says:

    Flowdelic here I come! I’m getting up out of my chair, grabbing a Beck’s dark and channel surfing for the next hour. Who cares that I’m not prepared for that meeting tomorrow morning at 6 am. Flowdelic baby!

    Thank you Mason. I wait with baited breath to inhale your wisdom and regurgitate it as my own.

  4. Flowdelic is now an official and much-needed part of my vocabulary. I’m looking forward to reading your slightly chilled posts.

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