I have just received the news that Ms. Marilyn has another blog post ready for our enjoyment. If you recall, Marilyn wrote about her aunt…”Diamond Lil..”. This one is a little more introspective and well……personal. I was really taken with the sentiment and her ability to express it, to invite you in to the story. I hope you enjoy this one as much as you did the first one. Should be ready…..probably tomorrow.
Over the past few weeks I have been giving some carefully considered thought to adding a guest author to my blog. I think initially it will seem different to me, but I believe it will work out well. I think my blog needs an infusion of supplementary thoughts. I currently have something on the order of five blog entries almost complete and several others in various states of preparation. While reviewing them for release, I realized how similar a lot of my posts have become. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, you understand. You are frequently remembered for your ideology or your “slant” as much as for your content…..So I’m not complaining. I just wanted to freshen it up a little and provide a bit of different style material for your perusal here.
So, let me introduce my first guest author. Marilyn is a wonderful lady and a great mom. She hails from Arizona and currently resides in the wild west state of Tejas (that’s Texas to all of you English speakin folk..!!!) I have known Marilyn for many years and can say without any qualms that she can write! She writes a little for a newspaper and is currently caught in the throes of getting a manuscript ready for publication for a historical association. That along with being a focus individual for a current naming/renaming issue down there (Texas..) gobbles up a lot of her time. Somehow I managed to convince her to contribute here in this space once in a while. My current sense of all of this is that this will be a drop by and post something every so often. She has full access to my blog, so you could see something at any time and then it might be….who knows….when the next post will show up. I happen to know that her first blog post will be appearing soon….real soon!!
In any event, I thought I would introduce you to each other because you definitely will not recognize her stories as something I would have written.
Oh, I almost forgot, Ms. Marilyn is my niece! I hope you enjoy what she writes. I know I do!!
To all those who visit here–Welcome!!
It is my sincere hope that everyone who takes the time to visit will read a little before passing by. Below this “sticky” you will find the most current entries. I hope you find the writing here interesting and enlightening.
Thanks for stopping by…!!
This being my first post, I think I should explain a few things. First, I have been on this site for about two weeks now. I have struggled a bit with getting a ‘theme’ in place that would allow me to do the things I wanted to do without being too cumbersome. I wanted bright, but not flashy; reserved, but not sedate or dull. I needed formatting for text mostly while leaving a few options for images, and a single sidebar. I think I have something here that will work well—only time will tell.
If you have happened by this blog before now, you will have seen it in an unfinished state. I published the front end in several different themes and formats over the past week or so. I know some folks have seen it in various stages of illumination and disrepair. I hope it didn’t put you off. In retrospect, I should have kept it private until I was happy with it, or at least mostly so. Anyway, my apologies for the lack of foresight.
After this initial post, I have a couple of short biographical things that I will post. Sort of a bio-sketch in two parts. I am not “proud” of my history, but it is the only one I have. I think it will put some things in perspective for folks who are interested in knowing a little about the bloggers who write these things.
I should also acknowledge that I tend to be verbose at times. Some of my posts will be tagged as “Long Reads,” perhaps most of them will. I tend to express myself in words not images. I let the words tell the story and let the reader form the images. There are some notable exceptions to this. One is art. No words can do justice to a work of art. Folks want to know what you see and feel, but they need to see the reference point to understand. I have some images for those times. Another exception is food. Since we eat with our eyes first, it is always nice to be able to show what a particular item or dish looks like when complete. I am certain that there will be other times when I will use images as well. Just don’t be surprised to see a lot of text..!!
Finally, please feel free to comment. I encourage you to do so anytime you want to be heard. Thumbs up or down, yes or no, like or not…..or maybe you just want to add something to a subject, it doesn’t matter. Comments welcome.
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