Easter should bring thoughts of resurrection and new life. This year it brought church fires and bombings.
I read about the bombings in Sri Lanka and all the deaths and I try to comprehend the pain I felt after Debbie died multiplied by hundreds.
I read about a landmark in Paris that I have visited nearly destroyed by fire and I remember landmarks in New York destroyed.
I read about a man arrested for burning black churches in Louisiana and I wonder how someone could be bitter enough to deliberately burn a church.
I think about those who worship money, power, fame and hate; and I despair.
I read about donations for rebuilding the black churches in Louisiana going up after the Notre Dame donations were publicized and I find encouragement.
I walk my dog and find that in spite of everything, beauty still exists in this world and I see the hand of the Creator.
I think about the people in my life and I feel grateful and blessed.
And maybe that’s enough to know.
I’ve been trying to post on every other Tuesday. However, yesterday I blew it. I put “Do Blog Post” in my calendar on a repeat, but sometimes even that doesn’t help. I was just about to go to bed last night when I realized I hadn’t posted anything. So, better late than never. As a result of not having thought about what to write about I’m just posting some miscellaneous notes about blogging.
From the stats I’m looking at it appears that my readership is growing. I’ve noticed a few symptoms that are probably related to that.
I had decided to set up an email account for the blog. I went into gmail to set up a new account and found that someone had already taken the email with my blog name. I suppose they think I’m going to pay them for stealing my brand. Fat chance. If you want to email me, you can use firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll put that on the contact page for the blog.
I’ve had a couple random comments show up to older blog postings. Both were clearly attempting to market products, so I deleted them both.
My last post was about the fact that it was coming up on five years since my wife had passed away. Part of what made that hard was that a couple years ago I had decided that at five years I would shut down her Caring Bridge site. When I looked at it, there were still people looking at the site. For now, I’m going to leave it up. I may transfer the posts to this site at some point.
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