Monday, July 9, 2012


This is the one thousand eight hundred and eleventh issue of the Vagabond journeys. What's a vagabond? We're perfectly normal, except that we're not. We're just like everyone else, except that we're not. There's nothing wrong with being a vagabond, except for the things that are.

Scripture says that those with the gift to encourage should encourage. It seems that maybe my job is done. Over the years I've used quotations from the Bible, Confucius, Kabbalah, The Koran, Oahspe, Tao Te Ching, Yoga Sutra and the Zohar. not to proselytize any special religion or even religion in general. . I've quoted saints and prophets, ministers, imams, priests and rabbis, ancient and modern philosophers, presidents, kings and queens. It has been my gift and pleasure to do so.

But my readership has fallen to a very low, unacceptable level. When I think about writing another journey I sigh and wonder if it will go anywhere in the world to do any good . It's true I have a few loyal readers, who are more like friends than objects for my thoughts, and I definitely want to keep in touch with them, but the hours I spend composing and writing a Vagabond Journey I don't spend reading other people's blogs or answering the emails I get. I want to spend more time on that and on my own personal writing and painting. Even though facebook is totally irresponsible in its ineptness, I will keep my facebook page open just for contacts (if they don't shut me down in grumbling puerility).

Also, since my mind won't stop grinding away on subjects that interest me, I will post an occasional paragraph or two on my Friends List: observations of the doings around me, words to the wise and the otherwise, thoughts on any subjects of general interest or no interest at all. I'll be busy.

But for now The Vagabond is on extended vacation.

And you, whatever youre doing, never give up.


Geo. said...

I shall miss this blog, DB. But you know when you need a break. I'm always happy to see Vagabond Journeys appear in my reader. All my best wishes, and my thanks.

Jon said...

I'm very sorry to hear that the Vagabond is going on an extended vacation but I can fully understand your reasons. I read your journal faithfully even though I don't always comment. It's one of the few truly intelligent, thought-provoking, and informative journals around. I'm surprised that it doesn't attract more readers.

The readership for my blog has fallen drastically, too - - but what I write is usually mindless trash or complaints. I mostly write to convince myself that I'm still alive. Much like you, I'd like to spend more time on my personal writing.

Don't completely abandon your fans & friends. Keep us updated on all that you're doing! We care!

Arlene (AJ) said...

Congrats on your 1811th blog, I know I've enjoyed reading them and learning from your words, will miss not seeing your words each day, but I understandyour thoughts DB.Enjoy your extended vacation, I hope everything improves for you at your home and surroundings. Drop me an e-mail and let me know how you are doing when you can. Take care.

Donna said...

But surely you have something to say, and if only one person were reading it and caring, wouldn't that be enough?