Sunday, February 18, 2018

It Is That Time

There is a time for everything . . . so we are told.

The man who some 50 years ago was my favorite supervisor during my long career in writing and publishing also was one of the best communicators I've ever known. One day when he was sharing his thoughts on  public speaking, he presented a small list of keys to success in that field. The last one was, "When you've said what you needed to say, stop."

Since celebrating my 82 birthday a few weeks ago, I've started writing several posts but stopped with the realization that I had told that tale before on this blog. Really, I've nothing more to say. So, with fond memories of contacts with readers over the past 11 years, this is the time to stop.

I've enjoyed the journey. May yours be equally satisfying.


PiedType said...

Oh no, don't say that. Just because you've no more old stories to tell doesn't mean you won't have new thoughts and ideas. And if you're just tired of blogging, take a break. You can always come back. But I can understand the feeling. I've had a lot less to say in the last year too, mostly because there's so much bad stuff that I'm trying not to dwell on. But whatever you do, know that you'll be missed around here.

Rummuser said...

I have felt like this any number of times but always returned to write. I hope that you will change your mind.

Ed T. said...

"Quit while you're ahead, as my Dad used to say! Good luck and all the best.

Tom Sightings said...

I've enjoyed your thoughts and your posts. Good luck and godspeed. Stop around and say hello every once in a while.

Kay said...

I'm sorry you've decided to stop, Dick. I agree with Rummuser and hope you'll change your mind. However, until that time that you might return, I'd like to wish you health and fun this year.

Jhawk23 said...

I'm sad to see a blogger whose work I have so admired and enjoyed "sign off" permanently. Like other commenters, I say (first) that we'll miss you, but (second) keep an open mind (and your web address) in case your outlook alters!
Jhawk23 (Morning Fog)

Alan G said...

Just now seeing where you're hanging up your blogging shoes. Have sure enjoyed our blogging relationship over the years and of course there was the infamous Green Bay Packer matchbook cover that started it all.

The best to you my friend in life to come... Alan

Joared said...

Well, what a revoltin’ development this is! I’m just getting back to blogging after a long hiatus since January — not for the first time I can appreciate your intent to stop writing and respect that decision. On the other hand, if you get the urge to resume writing occasionally, sometime in the future, please know I join those who would welcome you back in a minute. Enjoy yourself and keep laughing!

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