Posted by John on May 7th, 2011
Good day friends! </wave>
I’ve been pretty lax about keeping current on FaceBook with my friends and acquaintances; doh! Been trying to fix this the last few days, however.
I’ve occasionally tried to post a little bit of history via my Facebook page at times : http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history & http://www.440.com/twtd/ are two popular sites I’ve used. Facebook has been a really decent way to reconnect with lost friends and to meet new folks, and to somewhat keep up with current friends and family as well. I decided this was a great idea (after May 5, 2009 – two years ago) and it definitely has been a positive so far!
Side note : Recommended Reading List – for folks young and old to see what could and should be our future & legacy . . .
Sometimes though, despite trying to live by one of my Dad’s favorite bits (the Desiderata), you end up falling short, or stumble.
When you do fall short, reading things like what this grumpy dude wrote don’t really help a lot, in keeping a positive outlook. (see previous post . . . happier is a lot more peaceful, too!)
Getting an email to read (daily) of the Dilbert cartoon, as well as Day by Day cartoon, is a lot more positive I think : at least when you can laugh a bit, you’re not so close to crying when things seem tough.
A definite positive I’ve enjoyed in recent times : taking up the tobacco pipe again on New Year’s eve, 2009. A wonderful hobby indeed, is My Lady Nicotine . . . I hadn’t smoked a pipe really since using a cheap corn-cob pipe in High School. Ahh, the days of trying not to get caught, being ‘somewhat’ adventurous . . .
While I’m putting out some random bits here . . . while I’m getting around to things I haven’t done lately : since I’ve never publicly thanked them, I’ll just say I have the greatest appreciation for Keith and rest of the Bowman Family for all their assistance. What wonderful folks and family they are to many of us!
To close out today’s post, I’d like to leave you with a few images and a few tunes :
Belushi, boy, there’s a lot there for some of us to identify with. OK, safer / better to say “a lot of images” <hah!> . . . including :