I just want to say that I am going to discontinue this blog. It originally began as a way to document my travels, but I haven't traveled for several years now. It has mainly become a way for me to document my days, and to continue the habit of writing something about my day on a regular basis.
I think it's time to change the title and focus of the blog as it seems to have been attracting a few readers expecting to read about travel, or whatever, and they are disappointed in what they read.
I will try to think of a general focus for a new daily recount of my thoughts and activities and will publish something soon in that regard. I'll also have to figure out a new title.
I hope to keep in contact with friends I've made over the years, who also initially wrote about traveling, but who are no longer on the road. I want to stress that I will write about my days, what I think of certain events, etc. I am not writing to attract new readers, nor am I interested in criticism of my efforts, whether constructive (is there such a thing?) or non-constructive criticism. I have read many blogs in years past that held no interest to me, or which I found to be irritating in some way. I simply did not read that particular blog again, but I certainly didn't write nasty and critical emails to the author. That is beyond decent adult behavior, and I want no part of it.
So, if you have had any problems or criticisms of my previous efforts at blogging, please simply take me off your reading list!
To those wonderful people I've been blessed to come in contact via the blog world, I hope to continue our association. Helpful hints and suggestions will be welcome, but I never did believe there is any kind of "constructive criticism".
To me the blog has become a sort of "daily diary" and a way to record my thoughts and activities. It also satisfies the urge I have to write about the thoughts and activities. So I won't expect many folks to keep reading my posts, and I urge those folks to find other blogs to their liking.