Etsy Shop, essentially to sell my collection of mostly-Chinese turquoise cabochons and Bali sterling silver beads. I've been hoarding these goodies since I actively made jewelry, and I haven't done that in about a dozen years. Time to let stuff go. Although I listed a few items yesterday, it will likely take me a couple weeks to get everything posted there.
Yesterday I also bade farewell on my personal blog ~ which most of you haven't even known about ~ and suggested my readers there might want to subscribe to this blog instead. I've been touching on more personal issues here recently, and my former need to bitch and moan about a lot of things in my life has softened to rants against a system I no longer feel a part of anyway, for all intents and purposes. I began that blog at the same time I started this one, six years ago, but the last couple years have seen maybe two posts a year there. Time to let that go, too.
And I recently stopped posting photos to Sky Journal, another blog, also started several years ago, showcasing my own photographic images. Originally I photographed a variety of subjects but eventually settled on sky photos. Far as I could tell, only one or two people would ever go there anyway. So I'll probably post the occasional knock-out sky photo right here.
In other words, I'm bringing it all back home, all those disparate parts of myself. It wasn't my intention to segment myself thus, it was just that I really liked creating blogs ~ working with the templates, designing all aspects of the thing, etc. Blog development itself as a creative endeavor.
Speaking of rants, I just read a terrific article in the May 2013 Shambhala Sun, called "Living in the Age of Distraction," by Margaret Wheatley. Isn't it interesting that frequently when we've made a personal discovery or had an important realization, that an article or a book or a video will come to our attention that perfectly proves the point or underscores our decision. Such is this article. If you've been following my "unplug" drift with interest, don't miss it.