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12 November, 2009


10:26 P.M., WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2009:  I have been struggling with the impulse to write this post for the past 48 hours.  I have had to decide if I was once again giving in to my activist-doer-innovator personality (start things, get them going and then walk away) or if it was truly in my best interests to say adieu to Wrights Lane.

I doubt if I have had an original thought in my life and why should things change now as I quote, with sincere feeling, the famous William Shakespeare line: "Parting is such sweet sorrow."  But believe me, it is.

My sidekick Lucy and I have just returned from an hour-long walk in the fresh Lake Huron autumn evening air.  My mind is now clear, although it is with mixed emotions that I will place a "30" at the end of this one last piece.

In the past 18 months I have contributed some 200 posts to Wrights Lane and created 15 companion sites.  In that time my profile alone has had more than 2,000 views (Google stopped counting officially in January at 1,300).  Feedback from viewers has been both  positive and inspirational, so much so that I was motivated to publish two books, Wrights Lane: Come On In and Dresden Life Remembered.  Little did I know when I launched this site with a feature on "Failure" in June of 2008, that such a humble undertaking would come this far and take on a very definite life of its own.

The nice thing about this experience is that, through Wrights Lane, I have been able to renew some old friendships and at the same time make some new ones...Something that would have never happened otherwise.  I will cherish that always.

Out of necessity, I have had to establish some priorities in my life and it is incumbent on me now to move on; to change direction to a certain degree. 

I did not want my dear followers to keep coming back to this site and wonder why I have not been posting.  Meantime Wrights Lane, its archives and associate sites will remain available for viewing.  I could not live with myself if, by one touch of a key, I sent all of this work to electronic never, never land.

I love you all...God bless! 

P.S.:  This does not mean that I have dropped off the face of the earth.  I would still love to hear from you.  You will no doubt hear from me from time to time. 


10 November, 2009


was teasing Rosanne earlier today and giving her a hard time about something, one of my favorite (?) things to do.

She was in no mood to take any of my crap:  "Dick, will you cease to decist!" she shouted with eyes glaring.

I had to think about that one for a moment.

02 November, 2009


This past weekend with its clear sunny skies and virtually no wind, was perfect for raking up fall leaves, in fact there was a constant lineup of cars, trucks and trailers waiting access to the Boy Scouts of Canada Compost Site in Southampton.  Even the rain today (Monday) did not deter some hearty souls from contributing to the rapidly growing mountain of leaves.