Change is sometimes good (but always for me it seems difficult, but once initiated I'm usually able to get into gear). I groped the elephant of life for several years, but heck: I'm not sure of my own tentative conclusions after all that, let alone do I feel qualified to suggest to others what they should conclude! But the stuff that goes on inside my head, I do know about. And that is what this blog is going to be about.
I plan on being a bit more personal, hence the name. The "dribblings" is suggestive that sometimes my posts may be a bit of a trickle, an unsteady stream, while other times they may be really sparse. Sometimes not at all. However, I still have a lot of stuff to say and am always thinking of more, so maybe there will be lots of postings and with great detail. I'll also probably strive for informality and not concentrate on being an essayist (which truly I'm not). This blog is intended as a way to keep in touch with the cyber friends I've made over the years and just don't want to lose fellowship with. And if I make some new friends, that's wonderful! I certainly hope I do. But always my desire is for quality readers, not simply quantity.
Sometimes I may share some poetry, short stories or proverbs that have meant something to me over the years. I will continue to share memories from my past. I will not hold back grumbling about my day-to-day strugglings with life, you can bet! I will vent and fume and think out loud. In short, if you visit my new blog you will truly be having a virtual visit with Doug B, warts and all.
My intention is to leave the comments easily accessible (forgive any spam that gets through the filters and which I may not delete in a timely manner). If there is space between my postings (or our virtual visits, as I want us to think of them), please feel free to drop me a line. I can't tell you how many times that has served to get me back to my blog.
One last thing. I'm just getting this blog going so there is still much work to be done (such as working on my blog roll). And yes, Sharp-eyed Zoe, I have already reworked my profile a bit in anticipation of starting this new blog. I also dropped my Diogenes avatar and decided to substitute a picture of my ugly mug. That's the least I can do if I'm going to be all personal with this thing. Besides, I think I need to lighten up a little and stop taking myself so seriously. We have to be willing to quit philosophizing every now and then in order to do a little living. Perhaps I should admit that I know I'm full of internal contradictions. (Most of us are.) Nor will it be news if I should add that I'm not perfect and often find that I don't measure up to my own expectations and standards. No apologies here for being human.
Oh, and one more "last" thing. Please don't feel the need to make a pithy comment on any of my posts, but if every now and then you let me know you are still out there, even if reading in silence. It inspires me. And if you have something pithy to add, that's great too! But please, let's keep in touch.