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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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A Little Thought Nugget, If You Will.....

Posted 03-27-2012 at 08:10 PM by case44

It's funny, isn't it? It's funny how we appreciate things after they're gone and not necessarily while they're still around.

The list can be devastatingly long, particularly if you've had so many favorites in your life. Hey, many of you have. Some things were even big traditions that you looked forward to each week or each month. You've heard the phrase, "All good things must come to an end", right? A lot of times, they can and do. It's tough to take sometimes. Occasionally, you might see something end and actually come back. Other times, the traditions might involve a person in your life, direct or indirect. What if that person passes on? Well, then, that's that.

I think you know where I'm going with this. Since I have to get in bed now and get some sleep, I thought I'd give you something to sleep on, and even think about. Back later with more.
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  1. Old Comment
    It's a lesson learned often, and never learned deeply enough.

    A favorite poem of mine is Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art" that addresses the Art of Losing:

    One Art

    The art of losing isn't hard to master;
    so many things seem filled with the intent
    to be lost that their loss is no disaster,

    Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
    of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
    The art of losing isn't hard to master.

    Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
    places, and names, and where it was you meant
    to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

    I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
    next-to-last, of three beloved houses went.
    The art of losing isn't hard to master.

    I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
    some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
    I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.

    -- Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
    I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident
    the art of losing's not too hard to master
    though it may look like (Write it!) a disaster.

    Elizabeth Bishop
    Posted 03-28-2012 at 10:40 AM by LookinForMayberry LookinForMayberry is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Losing someone you love is hard to take,
    but, you have the memories to last forever.
    losing an article can usually be replaced.
    But the bonds of friendship and loved ones
    cant ever be severed.

    I wish you well...

    Posted 03-28-2012 at 11:29 AM by woodworkingmenace woodworkingmenace is offline
  3. Old Comment
    Uh, guys, thanks, but just so you know, there wasn't a death in my family or anywhere else. I guess I should have been more specific in my writing, but I just got too dadgummed tired last night. I was referring mainly to happenings and things I do, see, and hear in my everyday life. I'll try to be more specific in another post later on, and when I have time.

    LFM, I think you understood a lot of it, but Jesse, it had a lot to do with things. Just sayin'.
    Posted 03-28-2012 at 05:00 PM by case44 case44 is online now

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