The story is told of a cowboy and his Indian friend scouting the west for a place to settle. Not being as savvy in the ways of the west, the Cowboy asked his friend to scout out in advance any dangers that could arise. They would meet up later in a couple of days at an agreed location. The Indian had a good lead of at least half day so the cowboy was most surprised when coming off a trail head, he spotted the Indian laying down in the path with his ear to the ground.
The Cowboy sensing the Indian had an important clue on what lay ahead, ran over and stooped over his Indian friend. Slowly with conviction the Indian said, “Wagon train, six wagons, 14 head of cow.” The cowboy was stunned, he said “Yes, go on!” The Indian continued, 12 horses, 7 women, two dogs, and one cat.” Speechless from his uncanny abilities, the cowboy blurted out, “You can hear all that by listening to the ground?” To which the Indian replied, “No, it ran over me an hour ago.”
Sometimes the picture isn’t as clear as it looks. I have written this blog for over a year now and I have contributed over 150 articles. Mostly what I wrote about was a humorous look at everyday life. My hope was that it would bring a smile to the face of friends and new friends and it would grow. Despite my snippets of success, I have found that winning over readers is definitely a full time job. I lack that time and energy.
Presently I have multiple projects and responsibilities that is precluding me from having the time to make systematic contributions to my twice a week blog. With this is mind, I will be channeling my extra energy into finishing a book project that has languished.
I will continue to add to my blog an occasional humorous take on life, but it will no longer be on a regular schedule.
I’m not gone, I’m just on assignment a little more often. I want to thank my readers and friends for your encouragement and I close with the words a Vermont farmer once told me, “If I don’t see you in the future, I’ll see you in the pasture.”
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