When I first started this blog, I did not know what the “About” post was, but it kept showing up. I deleted it. Subsequently, I learned that this is where bloggers write something about themself. Well, reaching my 300th blog, it’s about time that I created an About.
I write this blog to be timely and timeless. As our families live at distant corners of our country, this is a timely way to relay events in our daily lives. As universal themes about life occur in the current events of our personal narratives, this is a way of observing the timeless elements that we share. This blog is part journal, part letter, part photo album, part travel diary, and part philosophical rumination. All those parts are story telling.
For those wanting the framework of those stories, we moved from the suburbs of Washington, D. C. to our log cabin in the Appalachian Mountains a decade ago. We are half way up a short mountain with neighbors a mile in either direction. That is close enough for us. We spend our work days rehabilitating the young to old in a nearby, but still rural town. We spend our days off puttering about the garden, tending to or vegetables and goats, traveling near and far, slipping into the cosmopolitan world for theatre and museums, and exploring our and other regions’ people, culture, and history.
For those seeking quick-reads and seven random facts style blogs will likely be lost after about 300 words. Being concise is not a skill that I have ever been good at. Viewing life simply does not work for me. I rarely complete my thoughts and pull together my narratives in less than 1000 words, but beware that I can rattle on for 3000 words easily. Drift along with my story, leave a comment or a Like, and come back again. I typically post blogs once to twice per week, though when traveling my draft queue can get backed up.
If you enjoy my style of writing, subscribe or just drop by occasionally. I know that back-reading someone’s blog is nearly impossible. However, if you enjoy a topic, check out prior posts on that topic to find what thoughts live beyond the moment of the season at which I wrote. For more details, I will direct you to read The Door Opens, On Half a Century, and The Blogger’s Relationship.
Thanks for stopping by, Oscar, The Hermit.