Feels like I’ve been partly cut off from the world for a few weeks. Finally had cable TV and internet installed in the new apartment this afternoon. I can resume blogging. Taking requests.
After one day of the work week at the beach motel, I’m ready for a day off. I’m too easily irritated. My reservoir of patience — never great — is about used up.
Here we are, the middle of July, and I haven’t posted in nearly a month. It’s one of my longest lapses since I began blogging in 2007. (“Work In Progress” is of more recent vintage, started in 2009.) Why is the summer rushing by so quickly? I haven’t been on summer vacation; I’ve been working at the beach motel. And I’ve been distracted by all the uncertainties associated with being on the cusp of “retirement.” Thanks to all who are following along and wondering patiently what’s become of me. I will resume regular posting soon, friends. Whether I can shed any light on the state of my own life or anything else in the world remains to be seen. — John
- Vacationers are Unplugging; As Summer Vacation Season Kicks Off, ARDA Finds People are Not Taking Work with Them (prweb.com)
- What I’ve done for my summer vacation (azdesertdiva.wordpress.com)
When I started this blog in 2009, I called it “Life After 60.” Then I realized that life after 60 is not all that interesting. Not as interesting as books, politics, the economic crisis. Now, as of yesterday, I could call the blog “Life After 65.” Boring. Think I’ll stick with “Work In Progress.” Still trying to simplify, still obsessing about political and economic mysteries. Long live Medicare and Social Security!
See the “Dwindling Jobs, College Debt” post from yesterday for an extended discussion in the comments below the post. The discussion focuses mostly on debt, especially college debt. In blogging, he comments generated by posts can often be more interesting and informative than the post itself.
As of today, “Work In Progress” has 313 posts. Also 333 people following the blog, and 33 following comments. That’s according to WordPress. Not making this up. Does anyone know anything about numerology? Thanks to all my readers and followers. — John
Friends and Readers: It’s been a chaotic few weeks. Maryland to Tampa and back. Business, not pleasure. Serious illness in the family concentrates our attention. Terrorism in Boston! Exploding fertilizer factory! Plus, my camera is full of unprocessed pix. The mind spins. I will blog again, soon. I’ve also stumbled onto Twitter @BJohnHayden
Work In Progress, blogging since 2009, has surpassed 200 followers! Thank you all — friends, family, readers — each and every one, from 1 to 200. And counting . . .
This year’s flu vaccine don’t work so good. I could have reported that. Two weeks ago. I wonder if they’ve found out how long it takes to recover from this year’s flu. People do recover, right?
Got the book! “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change,” by Al Gore. Splurged on the hardback. I can’t help myself. I need to know this stuff right away. I need to highlight it! “The Future” is not the kind of book I want to read on a Kindle. Nor is the book I’m finishing now, “A People’s History of the United States,” by Howard Zinn. Besides, my Kindle Fire has died. RIP. Next time, I’ll buy the iPad. — John