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It’s all been getting a bit serious lately. Looking back over my recent posts I’m chagrined to find that the blog could give the impression that I think solemnity and thoughtful preoccupation is what life is all about. I don’t think that and I get a slight feeling of shame when I realise that I might have given that impression.

I expect this run of seriousness is a reflection of work (well, I call it that), I’m doing elsewhere. I shouldn’t have let it influence me but I’m, well, influenceable. Please don’t take me seriously. I’ll try to do better in future by introducing more frivolity, mistakes and inconsequential diversions.

I have also started a programme of correction to correct my attitude, it should filter through into my posts. If it doesn’t and you feel I’ve let you down (or worse, you no longer think I’m worth paying attention to), you can always unsubscribe, but please give me a chance to redeem myself.

My rehabilitation programme will include the following things I’ll do daily:

  • Laugh at things my dog does (with him not at him)
  • Dance
  • Do something I don’t want to do
  • Call a friend I haven’t spoken to for some time (quite a list to keep me going)
  • Physical exercise for the sake of it (easily combined with point 3)
  • Wait for improvement.

Thank you for reading my posts, watch this space!

In the meantime

Five Cool Jobs Held By Goats.

2 Responses to “No Goats Yet, But Soon”

  1. Give us a report on how you got on with this in a month’s time Barry! I particularly like: Call a friend I haven’t spoken to for some time (quite a list to keep me going). A great idea!

  2. Well Barry, I, for one, almost always like your posts, be they serious or jovial. You seem to have an uncanny way of writing just what I need to read most times. Your list is very similar to mine, except for the exercise part. I really hate exercise, except for the normal walking, gardening chores, etc. I am active and mostly in a standing/moving position all day, but I know I need more exercise and I’ve always been able to put it on the back burner, so to speak. If you learn any good tips or have any motivational ideas towards this goal, please share them. Over a period of many years (say from age 10 to 73) I’ve been able to ditch the sloth attitude to that of maybe a turtle, kind of always moving, but slowly. Can I change this behaviour? I’m exuberantly happy, enjoy good health and love life….do I really need to change? This post of yours is challenging me now…bring it on! PS: please don’t stop writing in your usual way, funny, serious, thought-provoking…I love them all!

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