To all my old friends on Open Salon (and whatever new ones have trundled in ):
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. I’m still taking Dr. Spudman’s advice and leaving my account intact, as I don’t see the need at the moment to burn that particular bridge. I had considered re-posting all my old posts at one time, because as my favorite brother from another mother (Barry) once told me, it is not considerate of those who put their time and effort into reading/commenting on your stuff for you to pull it. But, my concerns over mis-use of my material and the enormous effort it would take to close comments on EVERY POST so I would not have to moderate things just made that concept unworkable for me.
So, for those of you who sincerely enjoyed my writing and/or photography, I’ve found another place where the rent is cheap and the company is also outstanding:
My own personal page there is: http://fictionique.com/?author=60
I would encourage you, if you have the time and want to keep checking out my work, to stop by. While you’re there, check out some of the amazing authors that are hanging out there. I am finding myself inspired once again to write fresh material, which for me is a damn good thing (being inspired, I mean).
I’m sorry but I don’t think I’ll be back here again. I try to pop in every now and then and read a few posts, maybe make a few comments, but there just aren’t enough hours in a day for me to get to everyone I want to see and every post I want to read. It is encouraging to see that upgrades are happening here that make the whole experience better than it has been, but I just don't have enough time to be in multiple places anymore. Since I’m hanging my hat at Fictionique, I want to actively support the other artists that are there and that means I have to give up something else to make time.
My sincere thanks to each of you for your encouragement and your patronage during the two plus years I was here. It was really a grand time and I enjoyed the majority of it.
Good thoughts and prayers to those who need it (as always), and peace, love and understanding to all. Remember, Buckaroo Banzai said it best:
No matter where you go, there you are.