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    1. Thank you for the nice compliment.

      I started blogging on google blogger in 2009, but didn’t care for it. So switched to Word Press later that year, but I didn’t start rock ‘n rolling until I retired from the work a day world earlier this year, so now i have more time to do the research, and blog on it.

      You never know what this 62 year old brain will come up with.

      1. I like wordpress better, too. It gives me a lot more options, and making friends is a lot better, has more of a community feel.

        I’m looking forward to being in my sixties some day. I consider it license to be bitchier. My young adult children are already wielding menopause jokes at me. Ingrates. Maybe I should consider it training ground to be a fiery retiree. :-D

      2. I find that Word Press has a cleaner and brighter look to it, than Google Blogger.

        One of the good things about being retired, is that I am in no rush to do anything.

  1. Howdy Don. Your “About” could be written about me! I’m 51 and have been blogging for 6 or 7 years in one form or another. I also think Independently, but usually vote for democrats. Since I’m in Kansas, which I like to call KanAss when it comes to politics, I’ve had my own “trolls” occasionally, always conservative whack-jobs.
    I too am all about “the little guy” and/or those less fortunate in our society. I think of my political views as populist.

    Yes, Google Blogger sucks! There are some google blogs I would like to comment on, but it’s such a hassle. Seems like my Open ID account never works right.

    I got downsized in the big crash, and now I work 2 jobs just trying to make as much as I did with 1 job. I like to write my own stuff, but find very little time to read and write.

    I will be back!

  2. wow. a cool older guy. like me. what is fortuitous about our having met is that i was thinking about adding some political opinions to my site. just yesterday, actually.

    i am a retired psychotherapist. retired, unwillingly, due to a stroke. you can read my ‘about’. i am politically aware, but i have conservative leanings.

    YIKES11

    don’t shoot! i’m not a red-necked, gun tooting, anti-communist arch enemy of freedom. puleese!!! if there were a dozen political parties, i would be right of center. but i’m no Nazi.

    i just think that economic behaviour has rules that work like a fine Maserati car. it works best when we don’t f@@k with it. beyond that, i’m always open for discussion.

    i’d love to be in touch with you. i’ll laugh with your cartoons and maybe comment on them. responsibly, of course. respectfully.

    don’t shun me. conservatives bleed. we have feelings. just different ones.

  3. Hello friend, I lost my old wordpress password, you follow me in this new wordpress. (inncartels.wordpress.com) Thank you very much!

    INN

  4. Hello,

    It is so great to find another aspiring writer. You have done great things with your posts here, so keep penning and keep inspiring! I am sure the door will open for you one day. :-)
    I have a joyful ride in your blog, and now I’d like to invite you to visit mine. Thank you and have a wonderful day, my friend! :-)

    Subhan Zein

  5. Don, (1) THANK YOU for being such a loyal follower of my blog and (2) FORGIVE ME for taking so long to subscribe to yours.

    When someone clicks on your gravatar (say, when you’ve left a comment on someone’s blog), they get your gravatar profile but NOT a link to your blog. You can add that link to your profile by choosing your WP “Dashboard,” scrolling down and choosing “Users/My Profile,” scrolling way down that page and entering your URL under the heading “Links,” and then clicking on “Update Profile.” Now if anyone clicks on your gravatar, they will see a thumbnail shot of your blog homepage and a link to it.

    Feel free to delete this “How-To” from your “About” page. –John

  6. Hi Don-
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you are enjoying your visits.
    I look forward to your continued visits & seeing you on my blog reading when you post as I will be following your blog.
    PeAce!
    RoSy

  7. Hi Don,
    I’m just a 66 year old guy, from Ottawa, who likes to blog and wishes he was retired. I recognize your photo of Montreal. I think I was looking at this morning. Thanks for following my blog “gottafindahome”. I’m following you. I love your photography.

    Cheers,
    Dennis

  8. Don, I am a student in California who greatly appreciated the works of art that you have presented on this website. I would like to respectfully ask if I am permitted to share your work of art by uploading one of your works as my Facebook profile picture. I give you ALL credit in the caption section and I also mention the website where I first saw your work. Please give feedbakc about this at your earliest convenience. If for any reason you feel the desire for me to take down the picture, I will do so quickly. Thank you again.

    P.S. If you wish to see evidence of the Facebook page and the credit given, refer to the Facebook Link i have provided at the bottom of the page.

    Regards,

    Oscar. A

    https://www.facebook.com/oscar.avina.902

      1. Did you misinterpret my question? I am only asking for permission to share your work within a greater network of people on my Facebook account. Would you mind if I did that?

  9. Welcome back, Don in Mass! :-) I’ve always liked your former avatar photo… even though I do like EAP’s writings… :-) My very best, take care and good luck in all your endeavours, Monsieur Don! :-) Cheers, Mélanie

      1. my pleasure, Sir! :-) I do hope you’ve been fine and healthy these past months… ;-)
        Have a peaceful day in Mass & respectful regards, Mélanie NB, Toulouse, FRANCE.

  10. Hi Don. Like you, I’m 64 but I haven’t retired yet — hopefully in 2 years. I just started blogging. I have a category on my blog for “Ponderisms”, so I am really pleased to find someone else interested in providing topics for pondering and discussion. Keep up the good work.
    -Larry

  11. Dear Don,

    Hello, my name is Melanie from and one of my blogs was nominated and in return I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award, Even though you don’t accept, I extend the courtesy. This is a readers award from your peers. I have liked what I read and others will too.

    http://embracingsubmission.wordpress.com nominated me: LifewithCatnip.wordpress.com for the Versatile Blogger award and I am nominating you. I would be honored if you would accept.

    Here are the rules, http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules .

    Thank you and Happy Holidays!

    Love, Catnip
    Life with Catnip

    http://wp.me/p3Jt9K-6O

  12. Don, this is my official thank you to you, for following my blog Petals Unfolding. I am so excited that we are following one another. Your blog is awesome! May my blog Inspire you, bring Peace, Joy, and Love to your life, and be a source of comfort on the days that are challenging. Blessings, Amy Rose

  13. Thank you for dropping by my blog at redvalerian and taking the time to like some of my stuff. I’ve been blogging for a while and really enjoy it. It’s just anything that takes my fancy in my little world here in Wiltshire. It pleases me but it is great to know that it pleases others occasionally.

  14. I enjoy your blog…I have been here before…and then LIFE happened upon me and now I have a few moments this evening, so I thought I would check out what is new with you! I love your down-to-earth matter-of-factness….is that grammatically correct? Anyway, nice to read you, Don! I am retired too—the first year was horrific but then I found WordPress and it is a wonderful place to thrive! People are so kind and supportive on this blog. Happy writing! 00oh, I do like that coffee mug’s position–clever!

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