About three years ago I began thinking…”I‘m getting too old for this…wish I could just retire, buy a small camper, travel wherever I want whenever I feel like it without explaining myself to anybody. I just turned 63, and with my family history, I may not have that many good years left, so I’m taking the plunge now.“
About twenty years ago, I started blogging for the first time and became quite the prolific blogger, a legend in my own mind, waxing eloquently on a wide variety of subjects. Now I have a lot more to say, but my eloquence is probably a little bit rough.
Why this? Why now?
- My far right friends tell me that living overseas for five years has made me a “liberal” and, with that label quickly spreading through the grapevine, I virtually lost ALL of my former ministry friends and colleagues as a result. Instead of becoming liberal, in my mind, I became liberated or “gratefully disillusioned” to use a phrase coined by a friend. As a result, I have a lot more to say about a much wider universe of topics…including some things that would have been taboo in my previous circle of friends.
- I often travel around in my Chevy truck, pulling a small travel trailer, and I plan to write about some things that would have gotten me kicked out of the right-wingers club. I’ve decided to start a new club.
- I have reached the age where I really don’t care about someone else’s opinion of me. Now it’s not about fitting in, it’s about sharing stories, travelogues, photographs, people, family history, relationships, and reviews about interesting things and places.
You are welcome to join me in my journeys! Welcome to The Thin Edge!
For our friends who are visually impaired or who prefer listening to an audio podcast while doing something else, here’s a link below to my podcast of this episode. https://anchor.fm/thinedge/embed/episodes/Hey–yall-e16gar0