Looking back, looking forward

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

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One response

  1. Ah at last the Return Engagement has commenced. I am so happy you are back with your unique and very personal take on everything that touches and moves you. You are a passionate and profound man whom I am so happy I know. I remember that about you and feel grateful every time I l climb the mountain to Casa Goforth.

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