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If you know what’s wrong with this picture…

thank a TEACHER!

This is a little off topic I know, but this is something that has been on my mind for several days.

It seems that more and more, each and every day, a part of our community disappears. A part of our lives that we were used to seeing every day, everywhere no matter where we were. Any city, any place, any time, there they were.

Whenever we needed our literary works sent to far off places, there they were ready to accept them without complaint. We gave them our words, knowing they will be safe and sound, to be magically transported to where we wanted them to be and to the people we wanted to see them.

They were a staple of our communities. And now, more and more they are harder to find. If you are lucky enough to find one at all.

The few that are left (if you can find them) should be placed on some kind of “endangered” list before they all are gone for good.

I wonder if when they are all gone if people will speak about them as if they are reading an obituary (“We are gathered here today to pay our respects to a part of us that is gone…”). Or how we will describe them to the next generation what they were when they see pictures of them or when they come across the real ones saved or the replicas in museums.

I know you may be wondering where I’m going with this, my sarcastic side out in full force.

Where did all this come from. Well I had some words that needed to be taken from me and I couldn’t find my trusty delivery method. My little blue friend. I searched and searched, driving in my car for blocks (which seemed like miles) only to give up, defeated. I wondered where they all had gone. Who had taken them away?

Do you know? Do you know where they have gone?

Did you guess what I was talking about?

Hope you got a chuckle and a smile out of that. Have a wonderful week!

First Post…and Welcome to the Lounge!

Ok, I am just about ready to put up my first post. I  must admit I am nervous to start this thing called “blogging” but I have been told to just  “dive in” because I would be surprised at how many people want to talk about the things I will be blogging about.

Before I begin, I have some thanks.

First to Michael Smith and his blog. You can find the link to his page under the contact link above or in the list of blogs that may interest you on the right column of the page. I can’t thank him enough for answering all my many questions (some at some REALLY late hours…do we ever sleep?) and his good advice on blogging. He even answered one of my questions in his blog. Nice.

Second, to my friend Tasia (no, I won’t throw her last name out there in blogworld) who after I told her what I was thinking about doing helped (ok, came up with) create the name for the site. Great minds do think alike. Hope you enjoy what you helped bring into existence!

Third, my dad who convinced me to blog. I’m not sure he (or I) knows what he has got me into. 🙂

Lastly, to all my friends in the “Friday Club” at McCormick & Schmick’s who were very supportive of the idea and are excited to see it come to life and read what I have to say. To Kim, Phil, Norm, John, Jim, Kyle, Kathy, Frank, Julie, Tasia, Jennifer, Sam “The Man” (from Tin Fish), and any others who have traveled in our little but ever-growing circle, I love you all and know that YOU ARE THE BEST!! Thanks for all your love and support. Knowing all of you since we met has enhanced my life in ways I can’t imagine or put into words. You all are the best friends a person could ever have.

So everyone, get ready. I hope you will enjoy reading my musings and give me yours. I have one more addition (which probably won’t be the end…these things tend to take on a life of their own) to this site before I fully launch it and release it out to sea (so to speak), so get ready and I will talk to you soon!