So, loyal readers would probably want to know what I’m up to after the new year.
In a couple of past posts I expressed a desire to quit blogging. And, that’s probably what I’m going to do. I’ve a couple of interests which have come into conflict with my blogging, and the new(ish) interests is the direction I wish to move.
The reasons I’m probably going to quit blogging is because it’s becoming more and more difficult to come up with new things to say about the same old difficulties this nation and the world faces.
That said, I’ve got to say, writing this blog is addictive, and has been very enjoyable, and cathartic in many ways. I’m not sure I can quit “cold turkey”, or that I even want to. What is even more conflicting is that I’m not ready to give up my relationships with the readers and commentators, here. For the frequent commentators, well, I’ve grown found of and attached to. As much as many would look forward to a post or two from me, I look forward to the comments. The insights, the perspectives, the intelligence …… this too, is addictive. I surely do wish one of you guys would start a new blog where we could all converse and opine!
But, this is where I came up with a “victory tour” idea.
Looking back, I think the many thoughts expressed here have been shown to be pretty much spot on. So, I think what I’m going to do is; each day I’ll read through some of the past posts and pick one which is most interesting or demonstrates mental acumen of not just your humble author, but, perhaps, even the commentators. Or, just a provocative post from the past and perhaps updated (if apt). I will start on this, soon, but, I’ve some things to clear off the table, first.
As some readers may have noticed, I’m not starting each day with a “Gems” post. While Jeanette is continuing to write, I’ve decided not to post it because I can’t promise a year’s worth of daily reading, so I thought it best not to start it.
BTW, for those wondering about the directions I want to go towards …… It’s music and singing …… mostly singing. A few months ago, I came to the realization I’ve been squandering a fantastic gift from God. It is, literally, a sin. Time is short. At my age, I know its just a matter of time before my voice will go away. I’ve done nothing with it my entire life. I’m going to change that. I don’t know exactly what I’ll be doing to change that, but, I’m going to change that. I also realize that it would be most helpful if I up my guitar (and other instruments) game a bit in the pursuit of singing. So, I’ve a bit of real work ahead of me.
At some point, the work and practice will bring real fruit, God willing. And, so, I’ll try to get some of that out to interested readers, just give a shout in the comments.
In the meantime, God bless, and I’ll be back in a bit!