A New Month!

Being an old fuddy-duddy, blogging seems odd, self-centered, and cold in many ways; on the other hand, it is based on the most human of our activities: reaching out to others. I admit, as well, to seeing a connection between blogging and writing poetry; both are written acts whose audience is often unknown. 

When "blog" was mentioned as being a part of my new and improved web site, my response was, "Do I have to write in it everyday?" Assured that I did not, I agreed to blog. Taking a vitamin is about the only thing not related to life-and-death (eating, sleeping, breathing, caring for the cats) that I manage to do on a daily basis.

Once I hit 50 on December 26, my blog entries will have a focus, and you--my unknown audience--will even be asked to help me with a few things. I cannot say more, as there is a writer's superstition (and one I know from personal experience can be true) that warns that if a writer tells people her/his "story," there is no reason for that writer to then write that "story."

Although I stuck a quotation on a blog page a few days ago, this is really my first official blog entry. September 1, 2010. I hope you will pop in often and read whatever I write here, as well as look around my web site and use the many links. I thank Tony Bennett and Mel White for their help with this web site--the good things here are because of them, and the mistakes are all mine. 

I am feeling a great deal of pressure to end this first official blog entry with something wise and wonderful. Yikes! (That wasn't it.) There are 4 folks I often turn to when I need wise and wonderful sayings: Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Albert Einstein. I will leave you (temporarily) with two of them.


Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it. (Emily Dickinson)


The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference Between lightning and a lightning bug. (Mark Twain)


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