Tuesday, January 11, 2022

That's All, Folks...Farewell and Thanks!

 


After 13 years of blogging and tweeting (and as I push into my mid-80's), I've decided it's time (and probably past time) to call it a day.

I have , of course, a deep desire to pursue other interests, spend more time with my family and do a little traveling.  (wink)

But my actual reason is that my readership, by all measures, continues to disappear.  It is today a bare 10% of what it was at its peak in 2014.  At some point, even a bright-eyed delusional such as myself has to admit that his audience has left the theater.  I don't exactly know why.  I hope it wasn't something I said. (smile)

My thanks to all who have shown interest along the way, especially to those of you still hanging tough here at the end.  I do appreciate your interest, especially your occasional comment and your now-and-then book purchase.  You have kept me going these 13 years.

So there you have it.  As a wise man once said, "Nothing lasts forever, and forever doesn't last, either."

Not sure what happened to that guy.

Love,
rb

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Monday Musing

 "There is nothing that quite draws us to another human being like the discovery that we have the power to make them happy."




Thursday, January 6, 2022

Thoughtful Thursday

 "One of life's more certain regrets is letting a relationship be ruined by something you both wish had never happened."




Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Wednesday Wildcard

 "A toast to friendship -- to the good friend, for whom your virtues outweigh your failings, and the best friend, for whom your failings outweigh your virtues."



Thursday, December 16, 2021

Thursday Tickler

 "At some point you just have to accept who you are and apologize as necessary."




Monday, December 13, 2021

Merry Monday

 "Important to remember in parenting is that children are not small adults, although parents are frequently large children."




Wednesday, December 8, 2021

How Precious Are The Little Ways

 



How precious are the little ways
That keep the romance in our days,


The unexpected small caress,
The playful act of tenderness,


The gentle taking of a hand
To softly say, "I understand,"


The little now-and-then surprise
That so enlivens tired eyes,


The glance that shines with quiet pride,
The hug that says, "I know you tried,"

The sweetly reaffirming bliss
of always parting with a kiss.


How precious are the little ways
That keep the romance in our days.