A change and a choice for you

This is one of those “Dear reader” posts. I’ve been making changes behind the scenes, and this is the last one for now.

If you follow this website through the WordPress website, I will be disconnecting it this coming week and that function will no longer work. Before I do that I will migrate the subscriber email address list to another notification tool. If you do not want your email moved, simply unsubscribe on WordPress and it will not happen.

There are so many trends on the web right now I don’t feel like participating in. For years, I let WordPress duplicate my content on their site, which they used to make money off of, because I was getting functionality I liked in return. I don’t like the functionality anymore, so I feel it is time to end that arrangement.

I realize I will lose followers and traffic from this. I also came to realize I don’t really care.

Creating brings me joy. Getting that one good shot will give me an endorphin high I can run off of for weeks. If I ever manage to pull off creating a perfect image I may well die of happiness on the spot. The pursuit of a well turned phrase has occupied me for decades and will always captivate me. As I get older, I have come to a realization. I have no children, and fewer and fewer family. Sooner than I want, I will be gone, and only the things I have made will be left. The little moments of joy I made for myself. I’ll keep creating no matter if anyone sees it or not.

So, dear reader, if you want to opt out please do so. I’ve enjoyed showing you the things I have and I wish you every success in the future. Those of you that wish to stay, I’ll be returning to creating more. Life has been very busy, but I have made some changes to free up time for things that feed my soul. I’ve had to declare email bankruptcy, so if I haven’t responded to you and you need me to, please reach out again.

One last pause to make adjustments, then forward again. After too long a pause, the adventures continue.


  1. David P. Gauff
    August 5, 2023

    I’m not sure if I am on the list, but please do keep me apprised of your new ventures.

    • Andrew
      August 6, 2023

      You are all signed up. Thanks for doing that!

  2. Fred Knox
    August 6, 2023

    Good for you. I enjoy reading your blog; hopefully knowing that the things you create to bring yourself joy, also bring others joy, will give you even more joy.

  3. August 9, 2023

    Just discovered your site, pleased add me to the mailing list

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