On january 3, 2011 I decided to put my pen down, unplug my microphone and put my cell phone on vibrate ( I have since set the phone back to “ring”…the vibrations were keeping me awake.
Basically, what I did on January 3, 2011 was retire from my communications position at Explore Minnesota Tourism.
It’s a month later.Â I’m Bored. So…I am returning to writing and doing some voice recording too.Â It’s like I found myself again and it really feels good.
Not only will I be posting stories to my blog more grequesntly, I will also be writing and editing a monthly newsletter ( wit and wisdom type of thing ) for my wife Jolaine and Daughter Traci.Â They are, amongst other things, real estate agents for Keller Williams in the Twin Cities.Â I should explain here that I will rely on Jolaine and Traci for the wisdom part of my attempt to describe the type of newsletter I will write and edit.Â Hey, I have survived a long time without wisdom…I can make it a little further.
It has become very evident over my years as a newscaster and story teller that people enjoy hearing about people and places they have yet to experience.Â I have been lucky to have been able to meet and work with many interesting individuals and have visited many interesting locations in the Midwest (especially Minnesota and the Dakotas) as well as the Mid East, Central America, South America and the Far East.Â And, I am quite sure the statute of limitations on my returning to any of these locations will expire soon and I will be able to leave my back yard once again.
So there you go…I hope to proved you with some interesting stories, comments, photos and humor in the months and years to come.
I am probably going to introduce you to my daughter Traci in my next posting and she will introduce you to some friends she met at a pool in the Cities…..and “Man can those guys swim”!
p.s.Â I also need to plan aÂ visit backÂ to my home town, Lisbon North Dakota to check on my favorite watering-hole….The Cattleman’s.Â I think I still have wooden nickle from there.