The Life in My Years

An anthology of life

This will be the final post for The Life In My Years. Once I’ve completed copying my posts, I’ll be closing the site for good.

There are a few reasons which I don’t feel the need to go over, but the main one is that I’ve simply lost interest. I’m supposed to be getting on a flight to Europe on the 16th, something that is, as of this writing, in question. I’ve always looked forward to writing about an upcoming trip and the fact that writing about this one carries no appeal tells me that it’s time to move on.

For the past few months I’ve considered continuing this site through the end of my WordPress subscription which happens in April, but, to what end. It would be a forced march. Once the site is deleted I’ll will likely be closing my WordPress account.

Thank you for reading and commenting over the past few years.

Ciao baby

27 thoughts on “The End

  1. Good luck to you, have enjoyed your posts for years. I understand the lack of interest thing. Hope you get to go on your trip. 😊

  2. Deb says:

    Sorry to see you go Paul. Even though it has been only a short time as a reader, I have enjoyed your stories and your viewpoints greatly. Best to you.

  3. Marie says:

    Best of luck ….

    1. Kyung Lee says:

      You have a gift of writing, which I’m sure will find another way to shine. Thank you for sharing, Paul.


  4. Jane Fritz says:

    I hear you, Paul. It’s been a pleasure to read your posts and admire your writing, your way of thinking, and your wonderful photography over the past several years.

  5. Peter Grey says:

    Sorry to see you leave, Paul. I always enjoyed your posts. But if the pleasure is over one better stops. Have a good trip to Europe!

  6. annieasksyou says:

    I’ve discovered you only recently and greatly appreciate your work, but I understand that there’s no point in blogging if you have ceased to enjoy it. Best wishes to you. Annie

  7. Anne Sandler says:

    Good Luck Paul. I will miss your blog and your writing. You were an enjoyable read.

  8. nesfelicio says:

    Sad to see this blog go. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the photography and the writing. Truly a literary work.
    Hope someday it will find another life in the way of a book.
    All the best.

  9. I’m gonna miss it, Paul, and you. But I totally get it, too. All the best, my friend.

  10. Kim Taylor says:

    Best of luck to you, Paul. I have enjoyed reading your posts over the years. I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip.

  11. Arati says:

    Safe travels and may you be well.

  12. Hettie D. says:

    I wish you all the best!!! And if at some point you will feel like writing/blogging, could you please let me know :)?
    I enjoyed reading your posts!

  13. I wish you the best, Paul!!

  14. mistermuse says:

    Ditto the previous comments and best wishes for whatever the future brings.

  15. Little bit gutted now

  16. Toonsarah says:

    Oh dear, I’m so going to miss your posts! But best of luck for the future – and if ever you come back to blogging please leave a comment on my blog to alert me to that fact 😀

  17. Sheree says:

    Wishing you all the best

  18. Here’s to many new adventures, Paul.

  19. eden baylee says:

    Oh no, Paul! I’m so sorry you’re shutting down your site, but please please PLEASE don’t delete it. As you know, I haven’t been able to read all your posts, missed too many and was hoping to catch up. 🙁 Yes, I’m being selfish.

  20. floweringink says:

    I am sorry to see you go, Paul, but I totally get it. I have been on the fringes of WP for years now. My greatest hope is that you keep writing and keep taking photos and that one day I will hold your book in my hands. You are a truly great artist and the world is better for it. You are always free to email me if the desire strikes you. Wishing you continued adventures and wonder. All my best. Susan

  21. johnlmalone says:

    I shut down my blog for ten days recently but then missed it too much and came back on; anyway you can always go back —

    1. Paul says:

      Well John, if my blog does go away it won’t be this week. The zip file of all posts that WP provides is useful only to upload on another WP site. So now I’m doing years worth of copy paste

  22. David says:

    Best wishes for the life in your years going forward. I have truly enjoyed your writing (and am a bit jealous of it) during the short time I have been following your blog.

  23. Paul, I’ve enjoyed your blogs and photographic creations. I’ll roughly follow your Rte. 395 travels next spring and hope to find the old buildings, friendly people and out of the way places you discovered. As the saying a goes, “It’s best to go out on a high note, and leave your audience wanting more than to have them exit during the intermission.” It would be even worse if you carried on without the enthusiasm. Cora seems like good partner who may enjoy you more when you are with her 100% on your journeys together. Bon Voyage as you travel life’s journeys without us. Stewart

  24. Hello Paul,
    I have been a follower for years and want to thank you for sharing so much of your thoughtful & thought-provoking writing and images during that time. I will miss your work, but of course respect your decision and hope you and all your dear ones continue to take care and stay healthy.

  25. robinwinter says:

    I will miss your discussions, your photographs and the feeling you shared of another person trying to make sense out of what life presented while taking pleasure in the many beauties of the world, human and non. Thank you.

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