Memories – Usually A Good Thing

Near as I can recall, it was the summer of 2008 that I became active on social media, basically Twitter and Facebook. Now, if you look off to the right, you can see I’m still active (at least to some degree) and in more than just those two.

Today, one aspect of social media, and some software, which has evolved over the years, is the concept of “memories”. Facebook will remind me of posts which I have made, my photo software will remind me of pictures which I have taken, and so on.

I am liking this more and more as I grow older. These memories are, in various ways, snippets of me. What I have done, who I am, what I think about, what affects me. Generally they are positive. If not, they may be critical but not in a destructive manner.

As I move forward with my blog, I will be sharing some of my memories with you. I will place them here as a post, or perhaps as a story which you can access from the menu above.

Four years ago I shared the video below on Facebook and the memory showed up on my timeline today. Now I share the message it contains with you.

Thank you for reading.

My blog is slowly growing, comments, likes and follows are greatly appreciated. I am working to increase my interactions with others as well.

Bringing Back The Past

Finally!

I have completed the first part of a project that I have long thought about. Writing and compiling stories from my past, and adding at least some of them to my blog.

I published the first one yesterday, “The Murphy’s Law Vacation”, where I relate events from a family trip taken forty years ago.

I am planning to do more, although folks won’t have to wait another forty years for the next one, particularly since I am already into my eighth decade now.

Short post this time, however I wanted to make sure I got this project on the record. Harder to back out now! Ha!

Stay Tuned & Visit Often

Has Spring Sprung?

My last post was the beginning of January and so much has happened in the past few months.

I have thought many times about doing a post, however it is obvious that thinking and doing are vastly different.

The spark for this blog post was rain, or more accurately, the smell of approaching rain.

As a youngster growing up in the rural countryside of central Alberta, just northeast of Edmonton, one of my fond memories was the smell of a pending spring rain, bringing with it life and freshness to wash away the final vestiges of winter. Sitting in my home office yesterday afternoon that delightful smell entered my window and once again touched my olfactory receptors. The rains came after and continued in a steady fashion for just over twelve hours. Overnight the lawn across from us has changed from brown to green.

Methinks I will need to type a blog post or two in the next while to catch up on the events of the past few months, both local and international, along with their effect on us. For now though, I will just concentrate, and enjoy, the fresh smell of a spring rain.