The End….or Maybe Just A Pause?

So…the end?

Yup.

For now.

A brief (or permanent?) interlude while the mind recovers from all of the attempts and self-imposed pressures of posting thoughts and reflections.

The domain and this material will remain for a while (after all it’s already paid for it) but new material may only appear…well, nowhere on-line.

Why?

Well, let’s just say life hands us new challenges…ones that require more attention and therefore pull us away.

And so, though I am still writing…short-ish stories…I will not feel the pressure to post new material.

Basically, I’m putting my Shoes On A Rail as far as these on-line postings are concerned.

When or if I return, I will ensure this site has an operable subscription link.

But for now…

…this is…

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Swimming in the Shallows

Image by Pexels from Pixabay

Swimming requires knowledge, practice and overcoming fears.

    • Knowledge on how to perform the strokes, breathing regime and kicks for the situation
    • Practice to become more confident in the ability to handle yourself in the water and become better in the skills glide through the water safely.
    • Overcoming the fears of drowning, the unknown and chaotic water events by hours of practice and knowledge will increase the confidence of how to handle ourselves.

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Can’t Help It

I so much want to whine today but I will post the following instead:

  • From the movie “Forever Strong”: Rick Penning & Coach Gelwix: “I don’t do ANYTHING to embarrass myself, my team and my family.”
  • Our political parties (summarized from debates and ads): “I do EVERYTHING to embarrass and belittle the other party & candidates, my constituents, and my country.”
  • Other political/media pundits: “I do EVERYTHING to divide, manipulate and exploit the fears and ideals of EVERYONE who does not support my way of thinking.”
Think I’ll stick with the first one.
As Leon Logothetis says “Go. Be. Kind.”

Adventure Gratitude Moment

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is amazing how I can go through a year being busy, being frustrated, being excited, being tired…and not take a moment to sit quietly and express any gratitude for the time I share with others. Continue reading “Adventure Gratitude Moment”

Don’t Stop Moving

It’s been a few weeks since my last writing. Life has a way of interrupting the best of intentions. Between illnesses, hospital visits, trips, travails, time with friends & family, and other events, time slipped away between posts. I have started a couple but they are waiting for my “final” thoughts to wrap them up…that or no thoughts and a full closure (hmmm, another life metaphor?).

So today is a note about “keep moving” (an active version of “don’t stop moving”) and a short write-up on one of the days’ activities. Continue reading “Don’t Stop Moving”

Footstep Analogies & Metaphors

There are so many analogies and metaphors about footsteps that it seems self-serving to write yet another missive about them. Well, yes in a way it is but it is also my way to explain how everyday events can be used to help me relate stories and thoughts to others. Continue reading “Footstep Analogies & Metaphors”

Screen Savers

If you are reading this then you are probably using a computer of some kind: a Mac, PC or Smartphone. You might have taken the liberty of customizing your lock screen or working screen background. You may have adjusted what happens when your computer is idle by turning on a screen saver of some ilk (it’s here we drop the smartphone which usually turn off). Screen savers originated as a result of a problem of image burn-in on the old CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors where if you left an image on long enough, it literally becomes burned into the display and nothing will remove the ghost image.

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