Sunday 16 February 2014


I don’t have a lot to say tonight, so instead of not writing anything, I will just plough forward and make you suffer.

Once again, I just want to mention why I write this blog. For those of you who have read this before, have a good night and maybe tomorrow will be more to your liking. I want to give myself a challenge of sorts every day. I don’t really care if you as the reader enjoy the posts, but I have to be able to enjoy them a year or so later. I am mostly successful, often I will laugh or smile and sometimes I’ll forget that I wrote the blog and really get into it. I have tried to make most of them interesting (to me) and hopefully informative.

One of the regrets of my life is that I never really got to know my grandmother, my father or my mother as people. I was the grandson or son and there was a line never to be crossed even when I became an adult. I suspect that it was a line that I drew myself, but it was there none the less. I don’t know if any of them kept a diary or a journal, but it was never passed down if they did, so all I know of them is from my rapidly fading memory. My children have even foggier memories of their grandparents and the great grandchildren have no memory at all.

This blog is for my kids and my grandkids and really anyone else that happens to know me or gets to know me through the blog. I suspect that some psych student would be able to draw a pretty in depth picture of who I am. I have kept copies of all the blogs on a memory stick which hopefully won’t be tossed out with all of the other trash that I have collected in my life. I doubt that anyone will continue to pay for the blog once I’m dead and gone. In the years after I have gone, the kids can read over a thousand blog entries if the get melancholy or just have some time to kill.

I don’t think the grandkids should read any of this until they are in their teens, but that will be up to their parents.

Every now and then I get a spam comment saying what a great blog this is and that I should install a “DONATE” button. Sure, I like money as much as the next guy, but it would carry more weight if it weren’t coming from a guy whose website is Others compliment me on the web design which is one of the basic Blogger designs that anyone can use. I am suspect of these people. Maybe I am just paranoid.

It is fun for me to see that people (or computerized spam programs) from all over the world have read the blog. People from most countries of the world have stumbled upon this blog in the past three years, which is pretty cool.

I’ll keep writing for the reason I have mentioned, but I won’t give advice to others who want to start a blog (I don’t trust their motives) and I won’t monetize this unless I think I can actually make some folding cash. I’m a long way from there.

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PS        To Hurricane and Tornado, I wish I could be there in person with you while you are reading, but in a way I’ll always be there with you and yes, this is partly why you are the way you are. Sorry!

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