A Bit of Refocusing

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So here it comes…change. Change can be scary. Change can be exhilarating. Change happens no matter what we do or not do. So here’s to change …at least on this website.

Shoes On A Rail has been on a writing hiatus. Yes, thoughts and stories have occurred but for one reason or another they have not seen the light of internet day.  A discussion with friends (Thank you David & Robyn!) helped me discern that this site can be a place for general thoughts (and some posturing) and it can serve as a way to note observations made during “Adventures With Pa.” These can be simply places we’ve visited and what found interesting or distracting, or “Ah Ha!” moments made by my kids, grandkids or me.

So it’s a bit of a change from the original intent of this site. A re-focusing and zooming in of purpose and vision.

I am looking forward to “seeing” things new and getting clarity, and sharing them with anyone who happens across this site.

There are exciting times ahead! See you soon!

Shoes On A Rail with a Twist

In railing against the ebb and flow of modern crazy-busy schedules, sometimes it is time to put our feet up (for those who are able) to sit and ponder. The immediate visual, as this is written, is to look down at our shoes, sneakers, flip-flops, boot et al and imagine them perched nicely upon a rail…deck, fence, porch, or guard rails made of wood, plastic or metal.

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It’s the Process

Being “somewhat” analytical, I want to see the results of any process…and generally want to see them NOW.

I was convicted today by a simple phrase in a blog I follow: “It’s only human to want results, and to want them yesterday. But if you’re only focused on the end result, you miss the beauty that’s in the process.” (http://www.magicaldaydream.com/2017/02/balloon-collage.html )

So, I am putting aside my desire for immediate results and am focusing on the joy of the process …

Have an inspirational day!

“Just the facts, ma’am”

There is a strong belief that the phrase “Just the facts, ma’am” originated on a radio then television program called “Dragnet.” The program was authored and starred Jack Webb  and though the quote sounds to be something his “Joe Friday” character would espouse, it is actually not from the show. Continue reading ““Just the facts, ma’am””

Notice Your Filters

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Shoes on a Rail…enjoying the moment.

Have you ever focused on something and realized later how much you automatically filter out?

So much time was spent in focusing on the shoes and ensuring the lake was in the picture that it was not until after the shot was taken that the wires, cars, houses, planter, fire hydrant et al were noticed. They could be edited out of the picture but they serve as reminders for us to really look around and notice what else gets filtered out in life. Continue reading “Notice Your Filters”

RxR

Soar_RxRaIt’s hard to see in the photograph but there is actually a train track in the background and in Wilmore KY there are still trains that run on this track. Going from one place to another in the endless pursuit of moving goods and people closer to where they are needed. Using the Dragan effect to make the photo more dramatic takes the viewer back a few years. Back to when all train tracks had a purpose and those who ran the trains served the country from coast to coast. Continue reading “RxR”