My New Blog – Why should you care?

Welcome to my blog – my retirement blog, if you will. I have initially decided that this would be a good location for me to do continued writing, which I have always loved to do – both personally and while in business. What I don’t want to do is to just make this an extension of an annual holiday letter. While extensive information about our family, and the trips that we occasionally take may have some interest to a few people, I doubt seriously that type of information alone would motivate someone to subscribe to this blog.

Whereas, if I include some topics such as movie, book, television and music reviews, my favorite recipes, tips about making travel arrangements, personal recommendations about things to do or to see when visiting various locations around the world (including pictures, of course), etc., those will hopefully be things that have a wider appeal. It may also motivate some of you to subscribe to, and to then look forward to receiving periodic updates and new additions.

Although I grew up and spent the first 62+ years of my life primarily in Wisconsin, my new home base for my wife Deborah and myself is now in New Mexico – a suburb of Albuquerque.

Please note the fly-out items at the top of the left sidebar.  They indicate material that is already available for viewing in this blog.  I have lots of other material written already that I will be continuing to add in the future.  In the right sidebar, note the Recent Posts section which identifies my five, most recent posts to this blog.

Also in the left sidebar, you will note a section for MY FAVORITE MUSIC.  Click on More Audio to open up a list of all of the music I have added to this point.  I was able to find You Tube videos for each of the pieces of music.  In some cases, I have also added written information that will either tell you some tidbits about the music or will give insights into why I personally enjoy it.

In the right sidebar, the section MY FAVORITE PICTURES are pictures  taken during my travels over the years.  In some cases, I have also provided some commentary. Unless specifically attributed to someone else, they are all pictures that I have personally taken.  To see all of the photos, click on the More Images → option.

If you wish to see all of the posts entered on a specific day, please see the CALENDAR located in the left sidebar.  If you click on one of the days that is highlighted in green, all of the posts from that day will display in the center of the screen.  You can scroll down to see all of them which are displayed in descending order beginning the latest one created.

If you wish to receive a periodic email (your choice as to how often) when I have added new content to this blog, please select the    Photobucket Follow icon    button in the right
sidebar and then enter your email address.  Please note, your email address and user name will not be visible to anyone else viewing this blog.

There is also a section in the right sidebar named PITHY QUOTES.  It simply lists a few various quotes that interest me.  I was aware of most of them, although I could not necessarily specifically attribute them to a source, or to a movie, without doing some internet research.  To see additional quotes, click on the More Quotes → option.

Once again, thank you for visiting my site. I hope that you will find something of interest here in the near future. Please let me know if you do and I will always welcome suggestions on how to improve this site.

I now begin to document this new phase of my life.