Time Heals, and it will again.

I have always used this particular song from Todd Rundgren going way back to 1981 when I was faced with some very serious life changes and decisions.  It provided itself as a template for my inner strength and for my never ending determination to pull away from those dark corners of my mind that from occasion reared it’s ugly self to me.

If you have never heard the album Healing from Todd Rundgren’s 1981 release in it’s entirety, get it.  I believe the original 1981 release of the CD is out-of-print but has been remastered in 2010.  Spirituality and the human condition is Healing’s theme.

The lyrics are as followed:

If you’re bleeding,
Then everyone can see you’re bleeding
They can call for the doctor,
Who’ll provide what the diagnosis says you’re needing
Then he’ll take away your pain
But if your heart,
Your heart has been broken
And you don’t wear it on your sleeve
No one can tell,
Your hell goes unspoken
But there’s one thing you must believe

Time heals the wounds no one can see
Time heals the wounds that no one can see

If you’re crying
Then everyone can see you crying

And they all sympathize
But it just doesn’t matter
Though they may be trying,
They can’t feel the hurt inside
You can’t go on,
You’ve gone to the limit
And your life seems to slip away
You’re on your own
Alone you must face it
And tomorrow’s so far away

You got to hold on baby
Got to give it time to heal
Time heals the wounds that no one can see
You must believe what they say is true
It do’s wonders for ya, yeah, yeah.

Writer(s): Todd Rundgren
Copyright: Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp.

So long, good-bye, farewell. It’s all good for the end result! But, there will always be room for the quality.

Social Media speech bubble on white background.

After some considerable thought and hours of thinking about the repercussions of making what some would say is a hasty and almost an unimaginable decision.  The decision was to made to reduce my social network foot-print down to a minor trickle of information.  This applies from everything from messaging services via Ubuntu desktop/laptop to any and almost everything on my Galaxy S 5/Lexus 7/Ipad that includes apps dealing with social, travel and local, games, entertainment, lifestyle, shopping and transportation.

Oh, The Big buh-bye:


Pinterest (Don’t really get it).  Instagram (I take horrible pictures and hate being in them), Vine (not impressed), Path (interesting but full of in-app puchasing), E-bay (junk I don’t need), Netflix (luxury, waste of valuable time) and finally LinkedIn (Don’t really want to know about you, if you want to know me call me, call or e-mail).  Lastly, Foursquare (I don’t get it, don’t really care to want to know it)

The Keepers!  I did keep Twitter.  I do like hearing from the EMS personnel and some local celebrities with tech insights and science views and reviews.  I kept Google +.  I enjoy the tech, linux and science related information as well as keeping up with the ground breaking technologies in development from Canonical and their competitors.  It also seems to speak to my no-nonsense approach to technology and it’s clean professional layout and format.  Also, have a few weather apps, Tapatalk, NPR, USA today, Feedly and a few other related apps along those lines.

Of course, most of my Google services are intact.  Ge Play music, Google Drive, G-mail, Calendar, Maps, Wallet, Chrome and Quickoffice, Google Now.  I’ve  always have had a warm spot for Google.

Also, I like  Songza, Soundcloud, Spotify and my limited use of Skype.   Pandora, eh..  Tune-in Radio, it’s nice once in awhile when I get homesick to listen to my university radio station.

In conclusion, I have e-mail and a phone number.  Call if you really want to talk to me.

 

Update:  I lost my partner of 17 years shortly after writing this piece. Facebook became a valuable tool finding and notifying old friends, colleagues and  just  those people you always want to make sure you know here you are. FACEBOOK, YOU HAVE BEEN VINDICATED with a service that made a painful time a lot easier to deal with,  For that will always be, Thank you.

A Light That Shone Darkly and the path that led to a destructive path.

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In life we make decisions.  Some decisions are very successful, some decisions are not.  We base our lives on the dynamic structures of our environments, our personalities (strengths and weaknesses) and what we want to make out of our lives to reach personal and professional growths.

All humans make mistakes.  Some mistakes are minor and are easily corrected by learning not to make them again.  Although, some mistakes are much, much more serious and can be repeated if we don’t learn from them.  I have reluctantly fallen into making mistakes I have not corrected.  In the two paths in life we follow, I continued to choose the wrong path.  And, with the following of that path, you lose almost everything.  You lose friends, reputation, trust of others and some, if not, most of the things we take for granted that can and most often are never recovered.

To finish this thought, it’s time to break the destructive path and to become the person I know I can be and want to be.  Without delay.

I ask forgiveness with an offer of a heartfelt apology to all the people who have come to know me, trust me and been betrayed directly or indirectly by my actions of the few weeks leading to the day of the post.  You will not be forgotten nor will you ever be discounted for generosity of your unselfish actions and support.