Sunday, October 28, 2007

Change

I am going to change the focus of my blog slightly. I realize that lately I haven’t been doing much “tracing my way from birth.” My preoccupation with Bill’s medical troubles has me looking forward rather than back. My blog has become more like a random diary (log, I suppose, web log) with no focus at all. I want a focus. Many years ago a writers’ group I was in heard our friend Ted read from his fishing journal, accounts of his various fishing trips. This gave him wide liberty to talk about himself, the weather, the setting, as well as the fish he caught. Bill decided he wanted to write such a journal, and his took the theme of his beer bottle trips. The boy across the street had bought a bicycle with the proceeds of his bottle hunting, and Bill was amazed and impressed that so much money could be accumulated just by finding and redeeming them. While hunting for bottles, he could note the birds, foliage, herbage he saw. He could ruminate. I forget how long he continued this journal, and I don’t know what became of it.

4 comments:

Poor Mad Peter said...

I'd say your blog has changed around your life changes, and rightly might be called something else. Actually, fwiw, I'd say you do have a focus and that is the life you're living, and how you react to it. As you talk about what happens and doesn't happen, you observe the birds, flowers, people, you, your feelings, insights, etc.

Works for your readers...

zhoen said...

Whatever you write, I'll read.

Poor Mad Peter said...

Vox populi, NR.

Shameless said...

I appreciate enormously what I read here and always have, right from the start. I think it'll just end up being what it is, without any effort. It's been great so far and I'm sure it'll be good whatever course it takes. :-)