Who have I been spending time around? My sweet bear, his oldest brother Ed who will be 81 this month, Ed came to visit for a few days.
What have I been thinking about. Photographs, I am averaging about 1,000 exposures a month. I haven't had this much fun with cameras since I was a teenager. I am active enough to start to have deep thoughts about the current art of photography, framed with the history of someone who has been doing this for 50 years, who was mentored by photographers dating back a hundred years (I have my Grandfather's Kodak Autographic camera.) I am afraid of boring my readers by going off into photo geek talk, maybe this is the topic for a second blog. I really think a second blog is a retirement project. Each blog takes 4 or 8 hours to create content and monitor it per week. I tried a daily photo blog, and gave up after a few months, I was having a hard time finding time to create content. But in another couple of years,
When, as of last weekend, I am potentially 24 months from retirement. I will likely stay flexible on that, there is a potential for a new assignment at work, and I don't want to dissuade decision makers by saying I am only going to do this until x-date. And if I really like it, I might morph it and work a little longer (with more flexibility I could see that working.) This also puts me 6 months from the emergency retirement option, not a route I want to do, but if push came to shove, it would get me to Medicare without having to scramble for a job with health benefits.
Where, have I been around home. I was in the office a couple of days this week, then sightseeing near home for the rest of the week. My traveling mind is in Scotland and England, the latest episode of the Grand Tour just posted, it is set in Scotland, what amazing countryside, and someplace I have not been. I see the Instagram feed from Edinburgh and I long to go there.
I have a disconnected social media presence. The blog you are reading. Two instagram accounts - that was a mistake - and I can't be bothered expending the effort to fix it. Facebook, which I increasingly dislike. I miss the days when Jackie posted photos on Facebook of every meal she ate in a restaurant (and she traveled 90 days out of the year.) No twitter, I loathe the concept of twitter.
How was your week?