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The only problem with these sunsets is that I rarely have time to truly enjoy them. Well, I rarely TAKE the time to truly enjoy them. I take the time to pull of the road, compose and take a few photos, then continue on my way home. While I spend a little more time than most people spend, viewing the end of the day, I still have other things to do, places to go and people to see. So my time spent capturing these images is limited. Most of the time, the real fun starts when I get home. I can download the files, pull them into PhotoShop Elements and then just play with the images to my heart's content.
This morning I was reading a fellow bloggers entry, regarding the decision to simplify their life. The decision was made to eliminate Twitter, Facebook, and several other social media from their daily routine. In fact, these things have apparently been totally eliminated from their life. Congratulations. I have never signed up for Twitter or FaceBook and this is the only blog that I manage. There are times when I find this to be more than I want to handle. The other blogger made a very valid point. We often spend a great deal of time socializing with people we have never seen or met...and probably never will. In the mean time, we neglect the opportunity to interact with friends and family that are right in front of us. That is sad, to say the least. It is also very true. Countless evenings I have found myself in front of this monitor, interacting with people I don't know, while my wife is watching television in the other room. The problem is, I enjoy the computer. I like surfing the net. I like working in PhotoShop Elements, and I like reading the entries of other bloggers. I just have to limit the time that I spend doing so. After reading the entry this morning, I went back and read the very first entry I ever posted on my first blog. Here it is.
April 15, 2007
Welcome to the first edition of BrainFreeze. I have no idea where I am going with this blog or where it will lead me. I've read a few blogs on various subjects, so I thought I might as well take the plunge and claim my place in cyber-space, capture my 15 minutes of fame, or just provide a place to vent my frustrations about the world around me and dote on the grandkids. I guess it's also a place to chronicle the events in my life that I wish to recall and share with God only knows who will be reading this. That should cause me to think twice about which events I share and just how much information I am willing to share with the entire universe. So much for the introduction, I'll be back when I have something I feel compelled to write about. Have a great day.
Now, nearly four years later, I find myself re-evaluating my purpose in blogging. I know that, at some point, the blog morphed from mostly the written word into a primarily photo blog. People like pictures and I like taking and sharing them. The question now is, "Have I over stayed my welcome?" and "Do I need to move on?" I don't know. Spring is just around the corner. That means baseball and soccer photo sessions, but you've seen that before. I don't know. I guess I'll continue to ponder the future of Driller's Place. Until then, you can expect that I will continue to post when I have something that I feel compelled to share with you...like this week's inspirational song. I have had last week's selection in my head all week long. So, I give you Casting Crowns again. This time, singing "The Voice of Truth." Enjoy.