About

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I’ve sat here now for two hours trying to figure out what to write on this page! I guess this is why I decided at 52 years young to start blogging…to find out what I am all about. I started writing this “About” with basic stats…I’m a homemaker, photographer, writer,animal rescuer, car lover, beach bum…etc., but all of those things barely touch the surface of who Kim really is after so many decades on this planet. So, for those of you who will stay with me on this journey of retrospection, stories and discovery through my simple writing, maybe at long last the “About” section of my life will be written.

”Β Β  The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.”

Henry David Thoreau

I live in abject poverty most of the time, praying for a way out of it, but learning to be content no matter what my circumstances. There is always someone better off, and someone worse off. So I will dwell in the middle.

I am a Jeopardy fanatic, if you have an emergency at any time between 7:30 and 8 pm est, I pray you can hold out until then!

My dogs are my best friends right now, they love me unconditionally.

I dream of doing many things with what is left of my time here on Earth. Mostly I pray to make a difference, even for one person.

I wish to be remembered well.

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68 comments on “About

      • Sorry my folks are 90 we are going for there last trip to the fest in September, we got there in 64-74 from Ethiopia, via Iran, via born in china . My dad was there before marriage like in 50-52 down at cia base at bad tolz just love germany of course half german Goeltz….

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  1. My Dear Kim,You write Powerfully! Congratulations on that. About Your making a difference in people’s lives. You already made one. Your daughter walking, and being a mother in her turn, are the result of. primarily, Your Care and Love. That is what I believe. And Please be sure that a Concerned person like You ‘would’ be making that difference in many lives. Vibes do that. Hearty Regards. πŸ™‚

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  2. thanks for following touch of home! i can relate to your “About” page. I, too, waited till I was in my 50’s to start blogging. remember that typewriter thing we grew up with. LOL my doggies and kitties are my life, saving one life at a time. i live in poverty as well. one of the reasons i am leaving san diego. soon i will be back home in KY, loving the country life and low prices. πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Paula! Thanks for coming by my site. One of the reasons I am set on staying in Georgia…at least you can “live” poor here ha ha. Yeaaah, typewriters…I was in love with them. I hope we can get to know each other through this awesome place in cyber-space. πŸ™‚

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  3. Hey there, Kim:

    Merry Christmas and all the best to you; totally intrigued with the Nathaniel Hawthorne quote … it coincides with some recent thoughts about his short story, ‘Young Goodman Brown.’ Definitely, like the assertion of finding one’s place in this world, that point where you/I find that purpose, that thing to do, that part of the puzzle we fit that helps. Take good care of your good self. πŸ˜‰

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    • Hey there…I will have to read that short story. I am so hoping that my “place” in this world will be discovered in the coming year. I know my purpose…I think, but alas, my place is something else. I will find it. Thank you..and take care of yourself also. I am just learning how to do this. πŸ™‚

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  4. Quiet desperation … I can’t help feeling that this is the stage before we do something we’ll regret, later … Thoreau, a writer, can get away with saying anything he wants: “I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude” … But quiet desperation? Seems to me that you have nothing to be desperate about, Kim. Why not choose a quotation that better fits you? – because I can’t see you fitting this one.

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    • Thanks for your comment M.R. I haven’t revealed a lot of my personal life on here..yet. If you knew me well, you would know that my life has been a journey of “Quiet Desperation”…I am learning to louder about my desperation, but it is taking some time. πŸ™‚

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      • I stand corrected, with apology! Then you’re doing absolutely the ‘write’ thing: there’s nothing quite like exploring oneself through exposing oneself, don’t you think, Kim?

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      • No need to apologize for anything! I just have so much of my life feeling “desperate”, and not saying so. I am learning so much about myself since I began this blog..I love it. πŸ™‚

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  5. Kim, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and liking my post on Tide Line Still Life. I hope that you will find a bit of delight in my posts from time to time since you are a beach bum, too! Best, Maggie

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    • Thank you Glynis! Much appreciate that. I have an “Award Free” blog though. The awards are wonderful, but just take up too much actual writing time. I hope you understand. πŸ™‚

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  6. Hello Kim,
    thank you for following me and commenting on one of my photographs. You have a very interesting and remarkable blog. Like your photos. Keep up the good work! Explore the light!
    Robert

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  7. We are all so much more than stats and likes (i.e.: what you like, not blogging likes … although we are more than blogging likes too lol) … there is always a depth to people that few get close enough to see … or take the time to see.
    Thank you for taking time to stop by and read a post.
    Blessings, God is Good!

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  8. Hi there! I am passing on this nomination for the Liebster award to you. I trust that you will know what to do with it and am excited to see the results. If interested in what I came up with check it out at Ramblings of a Mad Kat. Have a fantastic day!!

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    • I was just reading it! And I appreciate your confidence in my blogging knowledge, but how do I do this? LOL…Do I reblog and answer the questions on my page with a link back to yours?

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      • Yep you answer the questions I posted, then list 11 things about yourself. After that link to some blogs of your choice with a list of questions for them. Comment in their about like I did here to let them know. It is good marketing for your blog and for the blogs you choose to pass it on to.

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    • Thank you Sheri, I’m finding it to be such a joy already. It has become my new “hobby”, and the people I’ve met on WP have been great. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. welcome to the world of blogging.. I started my blog just a year ago, at the age of 51 so I understand you completely.. I know you’ll discover so much about yourself.. i know i have.. Good luck with it.. πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks so much Livonne. I need some encouragement today. I have a bad case of “what to write”, and no photos I want to post right now. I guess I’m a bit intimidated by some of these great blogs I see, whether they are writing or photography. sigh. I have to keep reminding myself that I’ve only been blogging for 2 weeks.

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  10. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers Kim…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through β€˜comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input πŸ™‚

    Have a great old day…

    UNCLE SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

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  11. Hi, Kim,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, dropping a “like” and following me! We’re on the same ride, I’m working on figuring it all out too. Currently in the process of re-doing my “about.” It’s taking more time than it should and yours reminded me that I need to get going.
    Good luck with your blog.
    Dennie

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    • Hey Dennie, Thanks for like and following also! I have changed my theme and main page so many times in just two day ha ha. I just want it to “express me” ya know? Oh well, a work in progress. Even with “His Eye is on the Sparrow” I did at least 10 revisions. I need to stop editing myself so much and just let it flow..Keep in touch!

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