Blogs needed

Blogs mainly are what keeps me returning to this site. Lately there have been very few blogs. I can write blogs but I would rather read them. Do I have anything to share? Probably I do. I have had passions throughout my life; I would not say that I'm obsessed, but I do get involved deeply at times. Genealogy has probably been the longest lasting passion. I now think that I'm a data freak as I love to keep track of something. It's also the best way to compare, which is another passion. On this site I was looking for such data, so as to compare to myself. It's difficult most of the times because we live in different countries, continents.

But in the  back of my mind I always wonder how another guy, born on the same exact birth day as I (June 5th, 1956), how are they similar or different than me. I guess I'm also interested in astrology. At least it would suggest that we have a tendency due to our sign, but that because of our environment, we can change our outcome.

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  1. Rockflower

    I so agree with you, like you the blogs are what I most enjoy. We live in a world of small talk, a world which tends to work on the catchy sound bite. This is a time when everything works against people exploring their own thoughts and question their own opinions. There are still journalists that do sound investigation and write fair balanced articles but the masses ignore their efforts, Don’t have time to read such articles , I’m told. The inference being, you must have time to waste and fill. Yet what do these people do with their time? I don’t tweet or indulge in the social media chit chat. I do have face book mainly because family post photo’s on it. I really don’t have time for for endless statements of……it is raining today here although this is OK from time to time. I do always have time, for someone sharing an opinion. It is a paradox, the social media crows about how….’social’ it is,bringing people together. On a superficial level it does I suppose.
    I have known a particular woman for 22yrs. We meet fairly regularly, we have a friendly superficial conversation but never anything meaningful. I know her no better now than I did 22yrs ago. OK perhaps she does not want to know me or share with me……that is allowedLOL! This sounds unkind but she diminishes, swallows other people’s energy. Yet conversely we all meet the other kind of person, you leave them feeling energized, uplifted and kind of glowing from their interest and giving of themselves. I’ve heard guru types explain this by saying, we all have auras of energy round us. Meeting some people, they just drain energy this aura from those they meet. I don’t buy into this kind of spiritualism totally but that is what it feels like…a draining. While the other kind of person gives you a boost.
    All that to explain why it is the blog feature on this site which keeps me going. I’m old and I creak but I’m endlessly curious. I what to know what others think, how do they arrive at their opinions, what is their experience etc. I do try to come up with blog subjects and I always try to add a comment to all the blogs. I appreciate them all even if I disagree. I do appreciate the more humorous because I read mine and always groan as I sound so serious and dull………sorry this is just me and I guess I’ll not change now.
    So I join with you in pleading for more blogs, on just about anything. I can’t promise to agree but I’ll always read and I’ll always appreciate the sharing and giving of yourself. So if you read this and have not written a blog, please do

  2. Rockflower

    I so agree with you, like you the blogs are what I most enjoy. We live in a world of small talk, a world which tends to work on the catchy sound bite. This is a time when everything works against people exploring their own thoughts and question their own opinions. There are still journalists that do sound investigation and write fair balanced articles but the masses ignore their efforts, Don’t have time to read such articles , I’m told. The inference being, you must have time to waste and fill. Yet what do these people do with their time? I don’t tweet or indulge in the social media chit chat. I do have face book mainly because family post photo’s on it. I really don’t have time for for endless statements of……it is raining today here although this is OK from time to time. I do always have time, for someone sharing an opinion. It is a paradox, the social media crows about how….’social’ it is,bringing people together. On a superficial level it does I suppose.
    I have known a particular woman for 22yrs. We meet fairly regularly, we have a friendly superficial conversation but never anything meaningful. I know her no better now than I did 22yrs ago. OK perhaps she does not want to know me or share with me……that is allowedLOL! This sounds unkind but she diminishes, swallows other people’s energy. Yet conversely we all meet the other kind of person, you leave them feeling energized, uplifted and kind of glowing from their interest and giving of themselves. I’ve heard guru types explain this by saying, we all have auras of energy round us. Meeting some people, they just drain energy this aura from those they meet. I don’t buy into this kind of spiritualism totally but that is what it feels like…a draining. While the other kind of person gives you a boost.
    All that to explain why it is the blog feature on this site which keeps me going. I’m old and I creak but I’m endlessly curious. I what to know what others think, how do they arrive at their opinions, what is their experience etc. I do try to come up with blog subjects and I always try to add a comment to all the blogs. I appreciate them all even if I disagree. I do appreciate the more humorous because I read mine and always groan as I sound so serious and dull………sorry this is just me and I guess I’ll not change now.
    So I join with you in pleading for more blogs, on just about anything. I can’t promise to agree but I’ll always read and I’ll always appreciate the sharing and giving of yourself. So if you read this and have not written a blog, please do. It is the ideas that count not the writing style so please join us.

    1. davidrv Post author

      Thank you for your comments Rockflower. Like you, Facebook is reserved for family. At a glance I can check up on everyone when we travel out of province.
      I’ve been around negative people. A mistake I made was to think that I could help. I think that they love to complain and their rants are scripted. Don’t interrupt or they will go back and start from the beginning, again. Just things I have noticed.
      Negative or positive, being around people is a good thing. It’s just a matter of being prepared.

    2. starlette

      Rockflower I can put some blogs together…….Romance…Love…… Sex….Partnerships…. marriage….emotions……..adultery….betrayal…… feelings in the latter years…….will anyone be interested in opening up about these personal feelings…..form a orderly queue if you would be willing to comment…….it can be humorous not always deadly serious……..I await with anticipation……,,,.

  3. starlette

    Hello David………the people I can do without are those who dont listen to a single word you have to say……they talk over you and have no intention or interest in what others have to say……..its all about them and their lives……usually a mumbo jumbo of gossip and trivialities, sooooooo boring………..I am also interested in the Star signs ………by and large I find people born under the same Star sign share similar characteristics………maybe a group might be a good idea to compare notes……..I am a Ram by the way…lol….and a typical one too according to the description of Arians……

    1. roseinbloom

      Starlette
      What a coincidence. I am a ram also. I have had a preponderance of friends that are rams. I am typical also. A group would be fun, and you should just do it if you choose.

    2. davidrv Post author

      Hi starlette. I still work and have to deal with some people. Luckily half my shifts are night shifts and I am also alone on weekend shifts.

  4. Rockflower

    Hey!! put one out there Star’ and let’s try it. If people don’t respond…….well we will know.
    Regards star signs and all that, In my pre -hysterical life ,as a Liverpudlian would say. I did nursing and then one night huddled round the electric fire in the centre of the ward,in the dim blue light.We were talking about star signs…well it was the 60s. We found out that the five of us were all Virgo, then found that 52% of our lecture group were Virgo, is this a coincidence? It is true girls did not have the same career opportunities in those days. According to the Chinese horoscopes, I am a dragon, a metal dragon.Thing about dragons, is that they are dreamers…….All through my school life I was told to stop dreaming, thinking ‘outside the box’ a term that could have been coined for me. It was not appreciated in my day. Nice to see you back Starlette

  5. starlette

    Hi Rock….well various Virgos have passed through my life, some still in it………they are notable for their caring nursing qualities….also for being very neat and fastidious……dont know if this fits in with yourself……ok I will put a blog together…it either sinks or swims….but hey ho nothing ventured nothing again….

    1. Rockflower

      Oh yes Star….got the neat bug…. but having always lived in houses filled with males,it has been suppressed somewhat except in my workroom and they know better than to disturb anything there LOL. It is also true that my son who was born the day before my birthday,so also a virgo, is equally a neat freak.

    2. roseinbloom

      Starlette, since blank space is your competition, you cannot lose. You usually get people involved and some like to read but are too shy or lazy to comment.

  6. cappuccino

    I often wondered that Virgo’s (Aug 24 to Sept 23) ,in the UK, were as result of hubbys there getting their ‘Once a year.Christmas prezzy”…
    I could be wrong tho 🙂

  7. rose1943

    This blog has gone hither and thither and very interesting I find. I’ve done Ancestry as far as I can go. I’m married 54 years to a Virgo. Can you imagine a Virgo and a Leo staying together so long? It is an interesting balance I find. In the past I’ve conversed with people born the same year as I, in 1943, and could not believe all the similarities in our outlooks, and even our feelings and interests.
    We were both into Yoga, Ram Das, and couldn’t believe that the ‘Razor’s Edge’ was written so long before its time!
    Enough from me. I just thought I’d come out of my shell a bit. Truthfully and honestly speaking, in the past, on these blogs, whenever I write something, there are no comments after mine. I hope I don’t close this one down. It’s a good one. Please keep going. Love, Rose

    1. davidrv Post author

      Thanks for your comment rose. Blogs have a life of their own. I like to think that blogs inspire people to write more blogs.

  8. rose1943

    This probably has nothing to do with the subject of the blog but I must say this. It mostly involves our educational system here and other countries. A very interesting man, Sir Ken Robinson, who is found on Youtube and has written several books, has some great ideas about education. If you watch his video you’ll be laughing halfway through it. His ideas are fantastic but surely they would never be used here. We have some schools trying it a bit. My 3 grandchildren went to the Montessori School. We went to observe every Grandparents Day. We never would have thought they could have done so well with the methods which were being used. They did VERY WELL! My daughter has taught in the Chicago Public Schools for many years. It’s in her nature to go “off the wall” teaching. The children learn much better and enjoy the subjects and love her. However, she will get reprimanded often by the Principal and some of the parents even though the children’s grades do very well.
    Being in CPS Administration today is one of the most difficult jobs there are. They are between a rock an a hard place.
    And, by the way, she brings her pet to school and the children with parent’s permission allow them to bring him home on weekend and holidays. It is an Australian Bearded Dragon that the children named ‘Elivis Parsley”. My daughter is now mainly a Science teacher for 100 pupils. She worked hard for that! She loves Science and so do her students.
    I hope my comment was interesting enough. I’m trying.

    1. roseinbloom

      Rose1943, Everything you say is interesting to me and I am sure to others also. You are honest and express yourself very well. Many people read blogs but do not answer them which is discouraging. Some are shy and others are lazy. Keep writing rose1943. We need more blogs so the space is here and empty.

  9. rose1943

    Rose, do me a huge favor and look up Sir Ken Robinson. You worked a long time with CPS and I’d like to know how you feel about him and his theories. Thanks for the nice things you said.😊

  10. roseinbloom

    Rose1943, I read a little about Sir Kenneth Robinson and agree entirely with what I read. The best classes I took was in teaching through drama and art. All the emphasis on testing is an abomination and should be stopped. Most of the testing is inappropriate for the students and does not test the in the format in which the materials for teaching is written. All the fun is taken out of school and then discipline and dropouts are a big problem. I am thinking of joining an education committee here with the League of women votes.

  11. rose1943

    Sounds good, Rose. Amy thinks they lose so much teaching time testing and prepping for testing. It’s all bout ‘scores’here in CPS. DOnt know what they’re trying to prove. They’re taking away the arts, music and special Ed. We can’t wait til we get a new mayor!