Saturday, February 10, 2007

By way of introduction............

Remember the idea that we would not trust anyone over thirty? Well, I'm way over 30 now! My memories, some of them, the ones I can remember, are over 50 years old! It's called perspective; it's also called getting old, isn't it? Anyway, this space will most often be used to take a look back at former times - not just mine - to give some thought to the way things were or might have been. We're already on the journey of half a century...longer than lifespans amounted to just fifty years before mid-century, when I was born. I read somewhere a few years ago that knowledge from the beginning of time until 1950 had expanded some 250 times, then had doubled again by 1980 and doubled again by 2005. What a mind bender as we used to say in the long-gone (thankfully) 1960's! So...share your thoughts along these lines.

2 comments:

Alan said...

Ken, the pundits say that "50 is the new 30," so we have the advantage both of being "young" as well as having memories going back quite a while. The best of both worlds.
Alan

Tom said...

Hey Ken...1951 for me and yeah, I remember so much. Milton Berle, Nov 22-63, Hendrix, romper room, manners, a decent education..... What I really want to find out fist is what brought you to make the move to Alaska. I have had Alaska in my sights forever. I wanted to go do the pipeline way back but, just to involved. My wife took a cruise to AK this last sept, great weather and brought back such fine memories and pics. I wish I had done it. How in the world did you make the move from Ol' Miss?? That's quite a change. I'm a trucker, driving across all our lower 48 and I love the changes I see everywhere. I've lived in Hawai and traveled by sailboat to may south pacific destinations when I was younger. I live in southern New Mexico now, out in the desert. I love it, it's so beautifull here. Radium Springs, NM...maybe 800-900 including horses and pets. Small place, not even a town. Hell, we have hitching posts for horses in front of the one and only general store. We're right along the Rio Grande river. Not much of a river compared to Alaska. Nice site, I hope others stumble upon it.