Retired from the University of Texas and too old to play soccer anymore. Now, in the twilight of his years, time is spent writing in this blog, hiking and exploring Texas Parks, photography, working out, gardening and tending to the five ponds he built .
I was sitting here looking at my blog and marvelling at the fact that yesterday I had the most hits that I have ever had and wondered what I did or wrote differently to manage this feat.
Some of it could be that I have not written anything in three-week due to being a bit under the weather and not really feeling like writing. Some of it may be due to the subject matter of the last three blogs all having to do with the death of a very dear friend. Maybe it’s because the last blog was a slide show with music which people liked to hear as well as view and they didn’t have to do any reading.
Who knows what it is that has people paying more attention to one blog than to a different one. Being people, we are all individuals and no two tastes are the same so what appeals to one may not appeal to another. Whatever it is, if I could just fathom out what it may be, I could write top blogs all of the time but alas, I really don’t have a clue as to why this happened.
Never mind. It’s my job to make everything interesting to somebody and if we don’t break anymore records, so what. It doesn’t change the fact that I like to write and most of the time, subject matter is not usually a problem.
It used to be six months ago when I was sitting around and things were slow trying to find something to do, something useful, something new.
Generally, I would find something of the physical kind as that is what I have always done when I am of the mind that something I need to do today in the yard that I can say, “Look at this, look what I have done, different from I did before” as I view my work and feel so fine that I was not wasting my time.
Now, I am much older and know that physical things no longer show as top of the list when things are slow as they used to years ago.
My thoughts turn to the writing thing, a story or poem anything is better to fill my time instead of things of the physical kind.
It’s not that I am a lazy man, far be it for I have found that I enjoy working hard and things I take
to put together, something to make or a garden to shape so that things will grow, flowers will bloom and people will know that it did not happen all by itself, it took a little work from me and Nature and God and between we three we have turned what we have for all to see into this thing of lasting beauty.
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