One of the most pleasant – and unpleasant- things about celebrating the upcoming year is looking back at the one just past. In my blogging life, I see that some of my posts have become more issues oriented. I’ve railed against the idiotic American healthcare system in Healthcare: Who Gets To Live and in Time Machine? No Thanks. Time Machine also touched upon discrimination, a topic I discussed in The Lesson of Hispanic Heritage Month and alluded to in For a Better Life.
I’ve been inspired by my surroundings, by my city and neighborhood, in Our History As Seen Through A Mall and The One Day All New York Tour. I’ve shared some beaches, as in Sweatshirts & Sandy Feet and A Rockaway Day. And I guest-posted!
One picture that I almost didn’t shoot keeps getting Pinterest views. When my candle-making experiment went awry I simply stuck a tealight in a dish of coffee grounds. All that work and cleanup and this was most satisfying, both to myself and the photo’s viewers!
Al this necessitated a change in the blog’s name. The Linda Life reflects more accurately where the conversation has headed.
Twenty Sixteen promises to be an interesting year. I’ll be starting up a blogging group where we can meet, face to face, and learn from each other. I suspect some unpleasant career surprises will happen. They are out of my control but what happens afterwards is all up to me.
The same can be said of blogging. I wish everyone a joyful, peaceful, prosperous New Year.