Hello and Welcome! From the coffee mugs you may realize we are on Cape Cod this weekend. Actually I’ve been here since Tuesday evening. Anyway, I’ll grab a Beatles’ mug from the collection and you can fill it with a strong French Roast, some tea (I don’t want to hear you only take your tea in bone china – if we were back in New Hampshire I could appease you, but not in the “camp”), hot cacao or other warm beverage. And you will want a warm beverage for the eastern seaboard is still experiencing frigid weather, though not as bad as the upper Midwest is getting today.
Some of you may have read that I had to remove the Foss McDonald Glacier when I arrived. Actually, I had made a big dent in it when I visited a couple of weeks ago. I also broke two shovels that time! And then it snowed on Wednesday and on Thursday! I haven’t been able to walk on my favorite beach, though yesterday I did find a place to walk. I’ll be heading there later today.
On the other hand, although the snow here is almost ice, there wasn’t nearly as much as in New Hampshire. See the pictures for a comparison:
The 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion has wound down, but there still seems to be interest. You can look forward to more posts on compassion. In fact, I may change my tag line to something like “random thoughts on art and life, creativity and compassion”. But does that tag line encompass having a new short story and a new poem every week? I’ll work on it.
Staying on blogging I’ve been driving myself crazy with the stats again. January saw a very large increase in traffic. February has been even better and I’ll end up with more views in February than January even though there are three fewer days. The strange thing, though, is my numbers have crashed this last week. That’s everything, views, visitors, likes, comments, etc. This week I averaged half of my total February average, which of course included this week, and has included my five lowest view days of the year. Like I said, driving myself crazy.
Years ago I took several drawing and painting classes but dropped it. Last year I started putting up original drawings on my blog, usually two or three a week. And then they stopped. I can’t remember the last time I posted a new drawing. That is, if it weren’t for yesterday’s post, for I did put up a new drawing to go with my short story “Thus a Great Day Was Born”, a continuation of an earlier short story.
Back at the end of last year I told you I’m going to start reviewing books put out by fellow bloggers. I’ve done a few, but not many. I know it’s been a while. I kind of got stuck and hope to start up again. I actually have six books on my Kindle and two physical books sitting waiting to be read. Maybe not this coming week, but there will be a review very soon.
So, that’s about it. I’ve been busy, but have little to write about. I will leave you with my little personal motto for the compassion campaign:
Empathy is the glue that holds society together and compassion is what makes a group of people a civilization. Without holding our hands out to our fellow humans we become savages. We are all in this together, in a closed system, so we must all help each other. How lonely life must be for those selfish people who don’t realize this simple truth! How lonely for anyone who doesn’t realize that all are our brothers and sisters! How lonely must the self-righteous be!
And I encourage you to visit the “linky” so you can see all of the wonderful posts that were put up about compassion on February 20.
Hope you all have a great week !
Part Time Monster hosts a weekly coffee share. You can see all of the posts by using the “linky” (Note – I guess I’m a little early. I’ll put in the links and remove this comment once the “linky” is up.)