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Filling in the Blanks With Very Good Help
Monday, November 14, 2016





My first and still only web page came up in January 2006. It had and has an ancillary custom Blogger blog. I had no idea what a blog was and it took me a while to settle in. Since then I have written several “Why do I blog blogs?" Here they are.

Why do I blog?  
Why do I blog?  
Why do I blog? A sobering recapitulation. 
Why do I blog? I still don't know.

At first I had the obsession that a daily blog had to be exactly that. I had to write the blog on the very day and a few times I went past midnight and felt terrible. I was being dsihonest. When Rosemary and I happened to travel I cheated a bit by writing a few draft blogs ahead of time. In most of the places we traveled to they had internet cafés or the hotels themselves had access to computers.

When Rosemary, our two granddaughters and I drove to south Texas in our Malibu my friend Paul attempted to teach me how to take pictures with my iPhone 3G and to somehow place them in my blogs via some method that I could not handle. I was much too dumb to change my ways. I think I was able to do one blog his way. I just looked for it and the picture is one big nothing.
On two week trips to Buenos Aires I finally came to the conclusion that my best route was to write my blogs when I returned from the trip. Once I had a digital camera I could download the pictures when I got home (that’s about my speed!).

In some cases I have filled my blog to the day but I feel I have to write something. What I do is post it in some day in the future (Blogger allows me to do this.).
Now in November because of health, family problems and circumstances beyond my control I realized I had holes in September and October.

It would be easy to say to myself, “Forget it! Who cares?” But I do not do that and I have been filling in those holes with pictures illustrating Jorge Luís Borges and Julio Cortázar stories and Emily Dickinson poems.

You might notice or not that I have found excellent filler material in T the most sexy and beautifully shaped woman I ever photographed in my very long photographic career.

I started early 
Borges in Vegas 
Failure? - The Dog 
Tu más profunda piel 

The only real change in my blogging has been the fact that after each day's blog I put links in Facebook and Twitter. If the blog might be about an Early Music Vancouver concert I will then link in their Facebook, Twitter and web page. If the concert is in a Vancouver Civic Theatres the links will go there, too. And so on. But the biggest change has been incorporating Medium  with blogs that I modify (not always) by making sure the places like Vancouver BC where I live are in the Medium blog. It is exciting to write in Medium.com because they use some of the latest (sometimes complicated for this guy) tricks of technology. 



     

Previous Posts
Borges In Vegas & Fishnets

Sean Rossiter - A Constant Ache in my Heart

A knot No Power can untie

Leonard Cohen - 21 September 1934 – 10 November 20...

A Shameless Brave New World

Failure? - The Dog - The Woman & the Divan

I started Early - Took my Dog

Sparkmouth Ginger Ale & Mercedes at the Coghlan Tr...

Turning Point's Under the Microscope - a Modulus O...

Clark Kent - Superman & the Sabbatier Effect



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11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16