Now that I'm facing the big 6-0 at the end of the year, plus a renewal of the domain due around the same time, I'm finding that I have less that I want to say publicly on this blog, on Facebook, or anywhere else. Among other things, I've been gradually curtailing how much I speak out on politics. Oh, I'm still very opinionated, but since most of America would rather shout at each other and not listen or compromise, I have other methods of standing up for humanity. I'm a lot more at peace with myself when I don't have friends or strangers trying to argue with me. I'm feeling more and more that I just want to be a more private person.
There's a lot of stuff in this blog. Feel free to browse through it, as it will be gone by the end of August. Also gone will be other sites I have, including radio.paulpakusch.com, speaker.paulpakusch.com, and travel.paulpakusch.com. None of these get much activity.
I'm weeding out activities in my life that take up more time than they are worth to me. This will allow me to focus more on the things that mean the most to me, such as my wedding officiant business, my drumming, getting out bicycling like I used to, dancing, and finishing up a book of poetry that I'd like to publish. I have poems going back to my college years. I'm maintaining my photo site at www.tallphotos.com. Photography remains a passion, plus I have a huge private section that I created for my immediate and extended family. Shameless plug: I hope you will consider some of the public photos on my site if you're ever looking for gift ideas or need something to fill some wall space.
I'd like to thank those of you who have taken the time to read some of my blogs or support me in some of my endeavors. I just have too many things going on; I want to streamline my interests.