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2015 06 05 Ups and Downs June 5, 2015

Hello all you amazing people, and how the hell are ya doing? Great I hope.

I haven’t posted anything in here for a couple or so weeks, so I figured I would just pop in to say hi, and let you know that I’m doing ok.

First of all, I started my online college course a couple weeks ago, and for the most part, it’s going good. I did run into some difficulty learning the Blackboard program that is necessary to take online courses, and is also necessary to take most of the on campus courses as well. This program is accessible for the most part, but is quite cumbersome to navigate. Fact is, it is very difficult, even for us blind billy goats. After some intense tutoring sessions with my man Nicholas at KVCC’s TRIO, I am making headway and have been able to get into the necessities so that I can get the work done. It’s a huge piece of mind to be able to finally feel comfortable in doing so, but I also realize that I have a long way to go. The class runs for 7 weeks and we’re just heading into week 3, so we’re off and running.

I am taking Intro to Sociology, which my wife told me I’m a guaranteed A with. As skeptical as I can be, which is usual for me, I’m taking nothing for granted and holding nothing back.

Well, again, I wish to thank you all for your support of this blog site and hope you keep coming back. I’ll try to keep writing when I can and hopefully will never stop. It’s funny how much growth my writing has seen these past five years, and it’s amazing as I try to look ahead and dream where the next five will take me, take this blog, and although I’ve got a long way to go yet, I have come a long way thus far.

You all rock big time, you know?

I’ve discovered some really good, new music these past few weeks, I’ve eaten a lot of chocolate, worn some from the tip of my mobility cane, went to the drive-in theater, eaten a little more chocolate, listened to a few shows, a few movies, discovered a couple more music artists, Tried my hand at mowing the lawn, wondered why I ever tried my hand at mowing the lawn, counted my toes, re counted my toes, prayed that I still had all seven of my toes, and then prayed for more chocolate.

That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less, just me and you and a dog named Boo. Oh ya, there’s also a little promise that I’ll keep adding to this blog when I get a chance.

I’ve had my ups and downs the past few moons. I’ve added a few new friends, lost a couple of really good old friends, made a couple or three mistakes, realized a couple of things, forgot a few more and all the while I’m just trying to make it to the pillow every night. I miss all the things that I used to do and give thanks for the things that I do. I will always remember those eyes of blue and try to live up to the gaze of my family.

Ok, I admit it. I’m getting carried away.

And once again, I’m back.

You know what? I hope you all have a great time doing whatever it is that you do.

Bye for now.

dp
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4 Responses to “2015 06 05 Ups and Downs”

  1. Glen Says:

    Hey Dion, This is Glen, Rosemary’s friend. I’m a fellow blogger/writer dude and read your stuff religiously. Keep it coming. I wanted to mention a podcast that I love. It’s called “The Moth” and it’s a verbal story telling venue. They travel the country and people stand on stage without a script and tell a max. 12 minute story. Some of them are remarkable. The Moth started in Saint Simons Island on a screened in back porch where people gathered to tell tales and drink beer. The moths would climb through the holes in the screens and fly around the light… hence the name. I mean writing is story telling and the original story tellers were before the written word. Anyhow, keep on keepin on.

  2. So excited to hear about the online course and your success with blackboard which, as you mentioned, is definitely challenging. You’re doing such amazing stuff, and I absolutely love following you on your blog.

    • DP Lyons Says:

      Thanks Steve. It’s always uplifting to see a comment from one of my idols. grin It’s been a wicked ride for sure, but knowing that there’s a whole lotta footprints in front of me makes it more worthwhile than I ever dreamed. Thanks for the inspiration and the best to you and yours. dp


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