Friday, February 4, 2022

The Long Night

Not an origninal title. I thought a familiar one more inportant than something obsure. We have all been dealing with the long night of controversy over Covid. Those in my house have survived Delta and Omicron. Quite well as a matter of fact. I am immune compromised with asthma and other issues. Prime candidate for the Jar on a shelf. Many of my friends and associates have long standing problems as result of Covid. We are among the fortunate majority. My heart goes out for others who have lost loved ones in the last two years. I wish things could be as they were but, alas, it's not to be. The world I knew has perished. You cannot restore, resurrect or rebuild it. I am now older and a few short months from retirement. Like many though, I will continue working because I must in order to survive. It's funny, I look back over the years since I started this blog and find I did not accomplish what I had wanted. Now time has flown by and it looks like I may yet accomplish a few things I intended. Life is a distraction sometimes, from living. If you get that, you've done well. I don't see things as I once did. A world climbing upward and outward as I envisioned has become a night of fear of the dark lasting far too long. Pain and health issues for many has overshadowed hope, determination, and common sense. I still hope to accomplish a few more things before shedding this mortal coil. The brevity of our life becomes more real as we grow older, or at least it should. You may read this and think I'm a pessimist. Actually, I'm an optimist. You see, for now, the world goes on and who knows what may yet come of things. What I did not accomplish, another may yet do. I started life in a world of darkness and managed to find a well lit path. I can see it's still there. Find a good book, put on some music or just read in silence and let your mind find the music. Be free in pages of print, whether, electronic or paper.

Stans Visitors


Links to sites I promote

These are friends and associates who do art and music, and authors who have books available. If you are interested in such, email them and check out their site. They will contact you back with specifics.

If you want me to post a link to your site, email me. I will check out your content and let you know.

I am an author and lover of art and music and promote the same of those whom I know do the same. This site has some incredible dolls, all handmade, for sale. These artists are very talented and if you are looking for dolls and artwork I think this is one of the best places I've seen. This link is to an author friend who has his books available. "Time Angels" and the sequal "Time Angels II the Omega Key" by Jack Keene.

About Me

My childhood was spent growing up on a farm in the mountains of northern Pennsylvania. In those years I learned the lessons that would mold my character and moral center. In my teens I moved to a small city in southeastern PA. Like many teens I had my rebellion and found the futility of it. During my late teens I moved to central PA and in high school lost my heart to the girl who is now my wife. Presently I'm well into midlife and slowing rapidly. The things I used to do, I can't even remember. Married as 2021 for 46 years, we have a son, a daughter and five grandchildren. My son has two boys, my daughter three girls, I love irony! I am adding 2 great grandsons! I'm self-employed for most of 35 years in construction. Doing a project for a customer and getting their approval is wonderful and inspiring. I started writing when my children were younger. I did some stories for them and over time it became more of an interest. I now have four completed novels and several shorts and am working towards getting one or more published. One short has been published.