Saturday, May 29, 2010

FASCINATING BLOGS


OH THE PLACES YOU'LL GO

With my new computer I am writing to bloggers that I have neglected for so long. I hope I can reach most of you that have written me soon. What a wonderful world it is! Now it is so much easier. Before it always took me forever to go to each one. I had to wait for it to come on and then I would get this "windows not responding" thing. Now it is zip and it is there. It is great. Only thing is I get so interested I go on and read previous posts too.

I have been amazed anew at the places we can go without Dr. Seuss, and the things we can learn through this medium. People are fantastic and so much talent is out there. Talk about authors writing about the human condition, in blogging, we have the epitome of that. I have learned all about kangaroos from one. I have one blogger with so much talent and such a love for words that she can almost make my heart melt just like the violin solo in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake does. Her writing is gorgeous and she writes sentences that are like poetry in and of themselves. She writes of a walk in which she encounters a fledgling owl. "We stood in each other's company for a very long time. Long enough that I could see his eyes glowing ebony in liquid gold. Those eyes recalled to me that light will always be offered in the darkness, even when my heart is too hurt to search. " I hope Deb of Cactus Scout does not mind my quoting her but I admire her so much.

And then there are the really funny ones like the hilarious story of this goony soon to be mother-in-law shopping with her friends for a wedding dress. We who are women can relate so well to her references to her trials with a mammogram whether blessed with a little or a lot.

There are a lot of grandmas out there that care for and love their grandchildren and love to show pictures of them. They are fun to look at and hear about. One of my bloggers always refers to her husband as "the farmer", never his name. I love to go to the people who live on farms. I am entranced with farm life and I love cows and horses. Pigs not so much.

Younger readers find tales of my youth an interesting insight into history! And one's feels the pain when you read stories about a nephew dying of leukemia who asks for prayers. Curiosity is stirred when you read about this gal in Australia who is really into nature and saving animals that are endangered. Did you know that a gorilla is required to make your cell phone? She advises not to throw them away--recycle. Saves more gorillas. I always find it fascinating that those folks in Australia and the Philippines are talking about summer when it is winter here and visa versa.
Yes, blogging is a most wonderful thing. It means a great deal to me. If I ever have to go to a rest home you can bet my computer will be under my arm--to heck with clothes and such.




25 comments:

Barb said...

Bernie, How I enjoy your musings! You are the epitome of live and learn! You seem to revel in information and have such a zest for life. Keep it up!

Cheryl said...

Hi Bernie thanks for visiting me in Australia and glad you enjoyed the blog. You've inspired my 80 something neighbour and one of my jobs this week is to show her how blogging works. She loves the roos too! Take care and thanks for your lovely posting I'm going to check out a few more of the blogs oyu follow.

Von said...

You bet Bernie, important to get the priorities right!!

Gail said...

A new fast computer! There are no limits now. Enjoy.

Wander to the Wayside said...

Reading other bloggers is why I don't post more often...I get started reading and just can't find a stopping point! Your's among them...as always, I enjoyed this one.

Wanda said...

Blogging is a window to the world isn't it Bernie. So glad you have a new computer to make it easier to view.
I will visit Deb's blog, I already follow 'Goony':)

♥...Wanda

Lin said...

Your getting a computer is not only great for you but for all who read your blog. The more you're here, the better for everyone! I'm new, basically, and have not written anything really... being single & working in my business more hrs than most, maintaining my home/yard, and then organic gardening for therapy ;)... so coming to read in blog-land has put whole new dimension in my life...so enjoyable~ You are just awesome! So happy I found you, Bernie~~

LaraAnn said...

I have "met" alot of interesting people at this blog site and am glad that I got back into it after giving up on it quickly a couple of years ago. It's nice socializing this way. I love cows and horses too. My grandmother lived at the farm with her brothers until the early 80s and I have great memories of it.

Dustin said...

Bernie, I am so glad that I have found your blog. Being a 15 year old, I find it fascinating that the people who grew up with none of this can now turn it to their advantage and write such wonderful and interesting posts. I enjoy it very much.

Deb Shucka said...

I'm so glad you're loving your new computer and the world it allows you to play in. I'm so honored to be quoted by you (She writes of a walk in which she encounters a fledgling owl.) and to be read by you. Love. Catbird Scout

Livvy U. said...

Hear hear! Go for it, Bernie. I would bring the laptop, too, to hell with the rest.

becky said...

Bernie~
congrats on the newer, faster computer! i agree with you... not only is blogging fun... but there are so many interesting blogs out there to read... including yours!
:)

yaya said...

I love blogging much more than facebook...don't do much with that, but I enjoy hearing about people all over the world and all ages..I smile when people say "I don't have anything interesting to blog about". All our seemingly ordinary lives are really just extraordinary to many. Glad you can continue on in blog land because I enjoy visiting!

Bernie said...

So glad you are enjoying your new computer....technology is a wonderful thing.
So enjoy reading your post my friend, I think you have a great outlook on life and a wonderful personality......you are well loved by the young and the old just because you are "you"
Happy Memorial Day my friend...Hugs

Donna said...

You remind me of my mother who got her Batcholor's degree at age 50 and Master's at 55! My grandmother, too accomplished much until she was 93! They were both extraordinary "livers" of this life and relished in progress...computers and technology...and doing for others with that. Thanks for blogging, it's fun to read...(I followed you from my friend "Ya-ya's" blog...the Whispering Pines.)

Julie Garst said...

I agree with all your recent comments. You are quite an encouragement to all ages. I'm at 49, hormonal, and constantly trying to find my new place in life. Yes, I'll always be a mom, but not in the same way as the past. I find myself with a lot of free time now.
Thanks for the Dr. Seuss too, it's what caught my attention this morning.

Kat Weaver said...

Bernie...Your writing is a delight for us to read! Thank you so much for taking time to write and read...seriously, we love you!

bettyl said...

I have to admit that I have found much more than I expected out in the world of blogging. It truly is a wonderful place! Keep up the good work!

Vagabonde said...

Like you I find blogging great. When I retired 2 years ago I thought that there would only be my husband and I and very few friends. Now because of blogging I have friends all over the world and once again I can speak in my native French language by commenting on French and francophone blogs. I really enjoy blogging.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Oh I so agree! In one hour we can visit ten countries, a hundred house holds, a thousand lives. Amazing! I just love it. And so agree with you how some blogs touch deeply, and others make us howl with laughter, and others teach us. Hooray for blogging! xx

Kissy Lovestuff said...

Not only is your enthusiasm oh-so-refreshing...it's also contagious! Thanks for that xo

Jewel said...

I couldn't agree with you more. I enjoy reading blogs, as well, as writing. Keep writing.

Anita said...

You picked the right title for this one!
I love reading the blogs of others, too!
People that don't do this, don't know what they're missing. :)
On second thought, we need balance. If everyone was at the computer, we wouldn't have things to blog about. :)
EnJoy your weekend!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Goony, here. Finally got a signal on my computer. Been tough this past week. The blogging world is indeed a great window. So much to learn, so much to see. Great way to do it. Lovely post.

Back to my hammock.

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