Sunday, March 04, 2012

This Day

I've straightened up all the stuff on my desk, and flipped through several magazines trying to come up with a topic but it's all been for naught.
So I thought: I wonder what I wrote about on March 4 in years past?
On March 4, 2011, I'd just interviewed the doctor who keeps bees. He was a delightful guy and I was thinking how much I enjoyed writing for a living.

On March 4, 2010, I'd just made the decision to retire, and I was handing off projects to co-workers, and cleaning out my desk. Wow, that brought back a rush of memory. I still recall that feeling of my career winding down after 33 years. I can tell you, I haven't missed the commute, or my phone ringing in the middle of the night.

On March 4, 2009, Jilda was out of town in a training class and I was whining about not having anything to write you see a pattern here?

On March 4, 2008, More whining about having an idea for a column so I wrote about the souvenirs on and around my desk. 

On March 4th, 2007, we'd just spent a few months renovating the home where Jilda's mom lived until she passed away. We'd just sold the house. We gave Ruby's daybed to our great niece Breeze who was about 4 years old at the time. There were undertones of sadness in this post.

On March 4 2006,  I wrote about Watkins Field which is the name of the football stadium where our high school team played each year. I remembered the field fondly, but I got an email from a guy that played there in the 60's (and opposing team), and his memories where not as fond as mine.
So there -- a snapshot of what was going on in my world the last six years.  I just hope that March 4 2013, I'm not whining about a missing muse.


  1. It is interesting to look back on our lives, isn't it? So many things change and many stay the same. Nice post.

  2. Your posts are timeless Rick :-)

  3. Well it's the 5th of March here now so how'd yesterday go?!?! :-)

    Hope you were suitably inspired! Take care

  4. Anonymous7:04 AM

    well done! interesting isn't it how you always managed to find something to write about!

  5. Come onnnnn, Rick. Your muse would only be missing if you couldn't find Jilda! :)

  6. Anonymous11:46 AM

    I enjoyed this post a lot. I think sometimes it's good to go down memory lane I'm so sorry I haven't been by much lately. I've had more eyd surgery and it is very hard to read. Speaking of reading my first book came out this last week yeah! I'm super excited about it. have a wonderful day my friend.


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