After nearly a 3 year hiatus I am back to writing my blog. I hope that all of my FaceBook friends will stop by each time I write something, even if it is just to tell me to shut up. I do tend to get rather political ( I am a died-in-the-wool liberal) as you can see from my past drafts.
My last piece was my very personal eulogy to Elizabeth Taylor. I received a lot of feedback from that one. I suppose because it came from my heart. She was simply a true beauty and a great woman.
Over the past 3 years, during this hiatus, I have had some rewarding, and not-so-rewarding experiences that have helped shape my perspective on many issues. I suppose we are all works in progress, and I would never be so smug as to think that I have all the answers. I will be turning 60 in 2014 and a friend of mine from the gym recently asked me to impart some words of wisdom to him. I thought about the road I have traveled, and told him honestly, “The only thing I know for certain is that I don’t know anything.” The second one thinks they have it all straightened out is the exact moment when life bites you on the ass. And over these 3 years I have grown to learn who my real friends are and those who are really just my acquaintances. I am not drawing a line between good and bad here, it is simply a reality that I have learned to accept.
So with that I will end my “coming out of retirement” blog and do hope that I will have something to say in my future writings that will catch someone’s attention and maybe move one to comment. Thank you. -JB