I realise I have neglected this site for too long. Every time it occurred to me that I have things to express to a wider audience, something else comes along and distracts my thought train.
“Hmm! If only I could publish my thought train?”
Heavily redacted of course! Even old gits have thoughts better kept to themselves. In this world of sanitised ideas, the stazi thought police and the like, it comes more and more difficult to express oneself the way of our forefathers. That may sound the wrong way round, given the explosion of social media faciliting instant declarations of stance on all subjects, but with so much fakery and downright lies, it becomes harder to stay honest.
Conversely, my grandfather would ‘call a spade a spade’ and anyone who objected (there were none that would dare, of course) might get subjected to having to confront 6 ft 7 inches of military bred muscle! Having said that, he was a soft spoken gentle giant with a wealth of military stories. I still regret today, falling asleep on his sofa as he imparted his tales of old, waking up an hour later and forgetting everything he had told me!
I have planned, and sworn to, a few features throughout this year to make amends. I’ve also planned new writings to appear over the next couple of years.
It is ten years since I attended the London Olympics as a volunteer and I will be reminiscing on my time as well as reviewing the voluntary sector in general.
Lockdown! Well that was interesting, so I will reflect on the consequences of having comorbidity conditions in the presence of a very nasty virus – Covid 19 in its many guises.
It’s an interesting time to be alive, but not everything goes to plan, but I promise to no longer neglect the blog.
Also watch out for a series of YouTube videos on the subject of looking after your data, on Windows computers in particular. The first will appear here in the Spring.
There will also be a YouTube series relating to 60s culture, which was dear to my heart as a youth. Not to be missed. Check in regularly to see the first video.