About this blog
Since retiring in 2007, I have started exploring activities which I never found time for earlier. I like to listen, read, learn, see, eat, and do. This personal blog shares my life experiences, interests, memories, thoughts, and feelings. I hope that you enjoy reading it and find common interests that benefit you too. Topics include music, photos, travel, books, recipes, writing, and links.
Although I have always really enjoyed music, now I can listen more to online music. Also, Austin offers significant live music opportunities nearby. I offer daily music posts which feature playlists, albums, videos, and links for music on Spotify from a wide variety of artists and genres.
I have been taking more photos with my iPhone, started organizing them better, and would to share more as I expand my new interest in photography. For example, I have randomized many sunset photos taken from my deck as my blog header image. I will also include many photos in my posts.
I will include travel experiences about local outings, day trips, road trips, cruises, tours, sightseeing, festivals, events, areas, countries, cities, and towns. So far I have only been to a few other countries, but plan to travel much more extensively the rest of my life and would like to share that with my readers.
Throughout my career, most of my reading had focused on technical subjects related to software architecture and development. Now I have more time to read and explore a wider range of books, I would like to share what I discover.
Since I have type 2 diabetes, it is now more important that I focus on healthy meals. I have been gathering recipes and plan to start cooking meals more often and would like to share those with others. Also I will include related topics about diabetes, health, cooking, food and wine. Perhaps I will receive additional tips and suggestions from my readers.
Enjoying more blogs and social media has motivated me to become more engaged in communities like WordPress, especially as I might have more to share now. I have been a technical proofreader and reviewer for Manning Publications since 2001. This blog has sparked my interest in writing more, and I hope this helps me develop those skills further.
I browse the web extensively searching for interesting topics. I save and organize lots of web addresses as bookmarks, so it would helpful to share some of these to readers of my blog. Also I will try to include links in my posts for those that might want to explore a topic further.
I hope you find my blog interesting and want to follow it and/or interact with me. Perhaps it will help others who share similar interests. I want to offer something that you like to read regularly. It would be wonderful if this connection helps you enjoy life and learn more.
If this sounds good to you, please follow this blog on WordPress. Also, you may want to request to follow me via Email as well so that you can receive new posts as they are published. Of course, I would welcome any feedback and suggestions via your comments.