For over 20 years I’ve had a shaved head and a mustache usually with a goatee tuft under my lower lip. But this year has been all about change. Change both wanted and unwanted. I decided changing my look was part of a change I wanted. So now my hair is shoulder length and I have a full beard. I’ve gotten in touch with my inner Walt Whitman (one of my favorite American Poets). I took this selfie with my iPhone and processed it in photoshop. Pleased enough with the outcome to use it as my new avatar profile image for my sites. Enjoy.
****editorial note**** This post was actually scheduled back in September. I had no idea at that time how prophetic it would be and again making me realize how signs are “The Story Of Our Lives.” On Friday, Nov. 1 all the residents of the apartment building were served notice that the building was under new ownership. And while I was not entirely surprised: This building was built in 1920 and has been in a state of steady decline for years. Because of the historical nature of the building, the cost of maintaining it was astronomical – i.e. “a money pit”. The notice went on to state that the new owner would not renew any of the leases and that all current tenants had to vacate the premises by 1/15/2020. So while I wasn’t entirely surprised about new ownership it was still a shock to the system to be told that I would have to find a new residence. My present address is 22 Rhodes Ave and I have lived here 22 years and 6 mo. so there is not only a long building history but a long personal history attached to this location so it is not only a mental and physical adjustment but also an emotional adjustment. Perhaps its just some sort of funky synchronicity or kismet. I really hate (read H-A-T-E) abrupt change and this was abrupt. Well, for the past two weeks I’ve been adjusting to the idea and forcing myself to search for a new location that is closer to my place of work. It’s been very stressful. I can’t wait until this is over and I’m settled in a new place. From a posting point of view; I have image posts scheduled through the end of January 2020. I may not be checking on your posts until things get settled. I apologize if I seem an absent friend for a while; so, until things settle down, I am “Out”. I wish all of you many successful posts even if I’m not able to enjoy them until I return.