Retirement is a week filled with Saturdays and Sundays interrupted only occasionally by a holiday.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

He Does Return...

A little history is in order here. When my husband was working, he loved to write. His weekly reports were sent to all the managers in his department and he always received lots of compliments about his writing style, wit and wisdom. Then, when he retired, he gave up writing for some time. A few years after we retired, I began to research all about blogging, thinking this might be a way to encourage him to use his writing skills again. After much prodding, he finally let me create a blog for him late last year.

For a short while, he produced a number of blogs on a variety of subjects. Mostly, he loves commenting on human nature and sharing his observations and opinions. Anyone who knows Hubby will tell you he is never without an opinion. And many times, his writing can almost be described as sermon-esque...not preachy, mind you, but uplifting and inspiring with suggestions for living life in a more positive way.

Now to the present...on Sunday, we were at our friends' home for a Memorial Day weekend barbecue. My friend and her daughter both asked me why Hubby hadn't blogged about anything for a while. I mentioned this to Hubby yesterday and I could see that their interest in his writing pleased him. I guess he gave it some more thought today because this evening he actually sat down at the computer (a rare occurrence) and proceeded to compose his first post in months.

So...if you have some time and would like to discover a new blogger, please stop by Hubby's blog at The Centerline. Maybe having some new readers will encourage him to continue sharing his thoughts.

18 comments:

Lynn said...

Went there...did that;~)

only oldest said...

I love reading his blogs. He thinks a lot like me.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh goodie! i love a new read! on my way, thanks!

smiles, bee

Renee said...

went over and enjoyed his thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

Toni said...

Heading over there now...

patches said...

I will add him to me feed. You should have "outed" him sooner. (With his blessing, of course).

PEA said...

I truly did enjoy his post, you're right, he is a very good writer!! Now he's going to wonder where all these women have come from! hehe xoxo

Patti said...

Yippee!! A new blogger on the block. I am on my way...

meno said...

You are a good wife. I'll check it out.

Linda said...

I took the short trip over to The Centerline and I'm glad I did - his post was excellent!

Midlife Mom said...

He does a wonderful job of writing! I bet he's glad you prodded him to start again. BTW I LOVE your new look! I don't know how you did it by yourself, I would have been lost!! DUH! I'm still trying to figure out how to use my new template......

sari said...

I love the line about the people being in the middle of the road getting run over, made me laugh.

How does it feel being married to a "functional illiterate" when you're a librarian? ;-)

Ralph said...

Joan, Rick does write very well...the sports metaphors (spin, luck, the fire within) are timeless, and true!

Lynne said...

I'm on my way to read his blog!

Patti said...

OK, so Rick's not a new blogger...just an occasional one.
hope he returns
;-)

Joan said...

Lynn: It's our sworn duty to make sure he keeps this up...no more dry spells for him!!!

Only oldest: Thanks for visiting his blog!!!

Empress bee: Hope you enjoy it. I always tell Hubby about Sarge in hopes it will inspire him to blog!

Renee: Thanks for encouraging him!

Toni: Enjoy!

Patches: I only wanted to reveal his existence when he wrote something new and it's taken this long.

Pea: Oooo...an audience of women (with the occasional man)...that will thrill him!

Patti: I'm hoping his blogging schedule will become much more regular.

Meno: You'd have to ask Hubby about that "good wife" thing. :~)

Linda: Thanks for the compliment...I'm basking in his accolades.

Midlife mom: He is quite the writer. And I'm glad you like my new look...it was hard work but well worth it!

Sari: He only thinks he's functionally illiterate...I know better.

Ralph: Leave it to a man to recognize the sports metaphors. :~)

Lynne: Hope you enjoy the trip!!! :~)

rosemary said...

I love the new look....lovely picture and the colors are soothing. I will visit the "hubby's' blog and say Joan sent me!

Joan said...

Rosemary: Thanks so much for the blog design compliment. I'm happy with it now but you never know when I might get bored and change it. And thanks for going on over to Hubby's blog.