Tuesday, February 26, 2019

This Is My Diary

For now, this is my diary. I have never really kept a real diary, only notes through rough periods of my life.

I want to start this diary now because I want to start my mind in the direction of writing things that may help others who may go through similar emotions and events that I have had or am having.

For now, my post will be of random thoughts that I seem to live with daily. I am experiencing memories that have been buried deep in my past for years. Only a few of them are good memories. Most of them are from the mistakes I have made in my life. Most of them are minuscule events, but they are driving me nuts. It seems like my life has been full of unfinished bad jokes.

I recently posted the following thought on my Facebook site. This is what I want to deal with on a personal level. "I sometimes wonder how many people in my hometown know what kind of a terrible person I was as a youth. God knows I have tried to be a far better adult."

In the future, I will write mostly about what may seem petty to others but to me they are things that should never have happened or should never have been said.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Simple Update

Getting and staying organized has, by far, been the hardest part of my journey. But, while it is not 100% perfect, my photo catalog is finally manageable. I am now filing my photos into these 9 categories: commercial and industrial, event, family, nature, other, people, places, and pptmm. The category "other" is simply for test shots that I make. The pptmm is short for parks, preserves, trails, memorials, and museums. Each is then broken down into a state or country where the photo was taken. From there it is broken down into subject photographed. And, I do not look to add another category.

This reorganization has been a major undertaking for me, but I believe it will also be a major time saver for me in future projects. The only improvement I see that I may have to make as my catalog grows is to break down each catalog in 2 stages. By that, I mean that I will take each of the 9 categories and break them down into 9 more categories with the same names.

And, that is about all I have been concentrating on for the past couple of months. It is not the best way to spend a winter, but I believe my catalog will, in the future, be much easier to work with.


Saturday, February 2, 2019

Senior Van Man Business Plan

This is an incomplete blog that is meant to be a test for the first posting of a new blog called Senior Van Man. This new blog will remain inactive until I know for sure that I will be able to purchase a van and hit the road.


Senior Van Man Business Plan

BW Van Life Mission: To inform, educate, and entertain readers in the following subjects.
1.) Parks, preserves, trails, museums,
memorial, and historical sites.
2.) Busking and songwriting.
3.) Immigration Reform.
4.) Homeless in America.
5.) Natural Disasters.

Primary travel lanes/areas:
1.) I-10 and south from the east coast to the west coast.
2.) All states west of I-25, border to border.
3.) Where clients need a story told.

Time Period:
3 months on the road.
2 months off the road for Rest, Relaxation and Repairs.

CDB - Cost of Doing Business:
1.) Cost of travel
2.) Van payment
3.) Van Insurance payment
4.) Auto maintenance
5.) Food
6.) Laundry
7.) Phone
8.) Internet
9.) Hosting