Thursday, July 03, 2008

Recommended Blog: Casting Jewels for Readers

I have been preparing to launch a website (details when ready) and neglecting this blog. It does not get much traffic anyway.

Today, I scuttled on over to Velvet Sacks from Ronni Bennett's Times Goes By, the best blog about aging anywhere.

Velvet Sacks refers to the little pouches in which women often keep small items of precious jewelry. As it turns out, Velvet Sacks is often about two topics most precious to me -- dogs and Louisiana.

During a time of emotional confusion, I bought a Florida condo apartment that does not allow dogs. Dogs were my most valued companions for more than 30 years. Honestly, what was I thinking to make such a lame decision?

I was not able to take care of my beloved companions and had placed two in good homes, thanks to my connections with dog rescue and dog training people. How could I have believed that I would live a dogless future forevermore. Now the value of property has decreased so much, I appear to be stuck here much longer than I dreamed.

As for Louisiana, like so many artists and oddballs, I've been attracted to New Orleans since I was young. I believe I read Dinner at Antoine's when I was a teenager. I lived the summer of 2004 in the Lower Garden District. The flood of 2005 tore my heart out -- as does the prospect of a dogless old age.

Enough of my whining. For some jewels, stop by Velvet Sacks.

5 comments:

Ronni Bennett said...

Yeah, the drop in housing prices is a huge dilemma. When prices dropped dramatically in 1990/91, I could wait out the recovery before selling. I'm not so sure this time.

You're right - Velvet Sacks is a gem of a blog.

Thanks for the shout out too...

Anonymous said...

I have been preparing to launch a website (details when ready) and neglecting this blog. It does not get much traffic anyway.

But eagerely read by some of us nevertheless.
I am in the same boat condowise!

Velvet Sacks said...

In a moment of boredom today, I indulged in a bit of narcisstic self-googling and found this post. What a pleasant surprise! Thanks so much for your nice words about my blog.

I'm planning to come back here over the weekend and read more. In the meantime, can you tell us more about your new website?

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