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Pearl’s 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.

So here goes. It is April of 2017. Although I grew up and spent the first 62+ years of my life primarily in Wisconsin, my new home base is now in New Mexico and my subscriber list at present only includes yours truly.

I am only just getting started with this so please forgive the initial lack of content. Once I begin to add things, I will reference them in either in the menu at the top or in this sidebar on the left.  If a section item is listed, but does not contain any detail, it is on my “to do list”. Please subscribe to receive blog updates to be notified as soon as new items are published.

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.

My First blog post

Thanks so much for checking in. I am just getting started in developing this blog. Please check back again soon and I should begin to have much more content.

In the meantime, if you check out the About Pearl section of this blog, you will learn a little about my background. If you check out the Editorials section, you will see an additional blog post which should provide some ideas about why I am doing this, and what sorts of things I hope to include in the future.

I am admittedly a novice at this, but WordPress provides an exceptional platform to quickly get a site started and it has great capabilities for customization.  I also plan to rely upon my friend and fellow blogger – Robert Koehler.  His blog site – RobertUpAtDawn – has been up and running for about 5 years.  In it, he shares some of the thousands of poems that he has written over the past 40+ years.

I would also encourage you to subscribe to this blog in order to be automatically notified when new content has been added.  To subscribe, please do the following …

  • In the right sidebar, click on the  Photobucket Follow icon  button and then enter your email address.  You will then automatically receive email updates when new posts have been added to this blog.

About the picture: Albuquerque is world famous for our annual, international, hot air balloon fiesta which begins the first week in October.  Balloon enthusiasts and spectators from around the world display and fly their hot air balloons of many shapes and sizes.  The picture above was taken during the morning of the first day’s mass ascension of 2016, when 500 or more balloons took to the air.  If you have never seen it, it is a treat not to be missed.  Depending upon the winds, the balloons may fly over our home and, on occasion, some have been known to land on the other side of our street!