It’s hard to believe this blog has been going for over two years now. In the beginning I started doing this just because I wanted to show off a little, and maybe make a few of you happy, or help you if only just for a minute. Never for one second did I dream that I would still be doing this for this long or that tens of thousands of you would be stopping to read the words I write & look at the pictures I take.
The helpful hints and how to articles were just my way of sharing my little tiny bit of knowledge with people whom want to do it themselves but to do it right. Yes, you may look for a few more tutorials in the year ahead, just be patient with me.
The product reviews started out with me just sharing my experiences about items that I had actually purchased. I never dreamed that one day I would be road testing and reviewing new motorcycles & other products. WOW! What rush, now I feel like one of my moto-journalist heroes. Most of my heroes growing up were writers anyway, people like, Twain, Hunter Thompson, Robert A. Heinlein, Kevin Cameron, Ayn Rand, and many others kept me dreaming of what could be throughout my life and I am most grateful for that.
Even more shocking is finding out that a nobody writing a little blog like this could actually make some difference in the world around them. I published a post recently entitled A Low Down Dirty Shame and while it may have been a coincidence but Auburn School Road in Darlington was cleaned up within a couple of weeks. The other road is still a disaster zone, but there is hope.
Another example are the challenges & changes being made to what was a a thoroughly draconian and down right evil animal control ordinance proposed by our local Humane Society . You can find the text of the original proposal at this link here.
The latest proposal can be found here at this link. While still very much overkill and still focusing too much on punishing the law abiding owners and breeder for the sins of those who ignore the existing laws, at least now there is an organized resistance, standing guard ready to fight this. It has not come up for a cosideration in our county council but we will be watching. The Darlington Pet Owners Advocates will be holding their first meeting on Thursday May 2nd at 7:00 pm at The Music Hall, 1945 Harry Byrd Highway in Darlington S.C. Join us if you will.
That’s enough from me for now, This has been a great ride so far & I owe a lot of thanks to my patient & loving wife, my patient & loving God, & to all of you, my dear readers. Just remember, if you don’t try, you’ll never make a difference.