Tuesday, April 9, 2019

TEN YEARS
in the making

I think it's time to put this to bed... or at least give it a rest...

I am mostly still an Idealist but in these times it is tough to believe in inherent goodness of humans because so many are so willfully ignorant and others are so willfully deceitful, and further others willingly go along or remain apathetic. Not to mention those motivated by fear (hate).

And the worst are the self centered who believe they know all the answers and express their opinions based on nothing but rhetoric or conspiracy theories, and claim their opinions to be fact.

It's a tough time indeed, and I will not outright quit this endeavor but it has been EVERY DAY for just over TEN YEARS NON STOP and I think it's time to slow down on this platform or at least not pressure myself every evening before I go to sleep to find one morsel that might be as much of interest to me as it is to others or to inspire or entertain others.

You can comment below to get me to keep on or not, I assume few if any will write. These days it seems only trolls go out on a limb and make public statements in these types of forums. If you sincerely check this out you know where I stand on a lot of issues, and I am happy i have been here to spread some information, positive propaganda, and fun.

We've gone from a bout 10,000 page views a week to maybe 2,000. I'll try to keep off the habit, of this hobby, for my own piece of mind and apologize in advance to those who come here everyday for a break or inspiration or information if i am letting you down. I'll try not to stop altogether, but as of today I am letting you know the daily stream may become less frequent.

Thanks for your support of good ideals - continue to practice kindness.
I'll try my best too.

GEF


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12 comments:

  1. Your voice has been deeply appreciated! I hope it will not go silent. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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    1. No No No, NEVER SILENT!
      just somewhat less in this format, that's all.

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  2. thanks for all of your efforts glenn

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  3. Long time reader here. Never commented much as you express yourself way better than I ever could. Hope you keep up the fight, Glenn.

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    1. ALWAYS! and thanks for the kind words!

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  4. Hiya Glen...
    I've been following your career literally since your first pic published in Skateboarder - I was part of the Revere/Pali crew with Steve Olpin and Jeff P, Matt, Kurt, etc. Remember Olpin's concrete halfpipe? Got any pix?
    Anyway, you've been the lens for at least two major subcultures, and your work has been so amazing, definitely and inspiration. TC and keep it up!
    Chas "Chuck" Mc Clelland

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    1. Pictures of Olpin's ramp in at least 2 or 3 of my books.
      Great shot of Stacy in FYH and My RULES and Alva in FYT and MY RULES,
      Thanks for the nice words.

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  5. I know this has been a consideration for some time, and I respect your choice to ease up on the throttle. It's an inspiring site with a deep archive - it doesn't need a daily posting to remain meaningful to those who come here. Perhaps you'll find a fresh motivation for posts without the self-assigned pressure of daily effort. I applaud your honesty - mindful use of any social media seems to be a rare consideration, one which hopefully encourages others to reflect on our own use of these platforms.

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    1. Thank YOU for your thoughtfulness, perspective, kind words and inspiration too!

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  6. I check in 3-4 times a week and appreciate the work you put into this endeavor -- it's inspiring. Thanks for your time and effort.

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