“Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” – ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH
Welcome to my blog! I’m delighted to launch this site as an opportunity to speak what’s on my mind and for you to comment, discuss, disagree, persuade, or whatever may be, in your mind, an appropriate observation or response about my posts. All I ask is that you do so in good taste, with respect for the other persons’ positions and values. We’ll have a lot of fun in the process.
This will be a blog akin to Gene Shalit’s “Man About Everything” in that it will likely touch on topics far and wide. There will be pictures and photos and more, all to keep it interesting, informative, entertaining, and …(?) From where I sit, some of the choice morsels of life involve having fun and enjoying good humor as well as serious discussion. Like you, I get excited about lots of things, including art, cycling, family, music, books, human interest stories, politics, common sense ramblings, photography, gardening, sports, food and wine, movies, health and whatever may come to mind. I like to talk with people beyond mere surface matters; I like to learn, I like to hear people out and discuss differing viewpoints … sometimes for days on end. I plan to create a number of different categories that will accommodate a variety of topics. So please be patient with me (I have a lot to learn about blogging), as I will attempt to be with you, and feel free to suggest topics of conversation or controversy … as long as it’s not too wild!
Also feel free to submit things for consideration as publishable material on my blog, including your photos. I’ll be happy to give it my best shot in publishing them as you produce them and you keep the rights to the material you submit, as far as I’m concerned. But be prepared for me to come back to you with “How do I do …?” I may even ask you, “Are you sure about that?”
Also, I reserve the unequivocal right to control the content of any commentary by removing and/or modifying it to comport with reasonable standards of decency and good taste (as determined, of course, solely by me! :-)) And I reserve full copyrights over my own work.
I hope you’ve had a great first half of this week. We are unusually chilly here in SoCal for this time of year … another sure sign that Al Gore’s right! We’re having “global warming” for sure! I’m just waiting for him to invent the contemporary equivalent to the internet and basketball. It’s gotta be great fun! C’mon Al! I know it’s hard to follow your own act, but you can do it! You da man!
Carpe diem! Vita brevis!