Monday Morning Musings

Posted on April 1, 2019 under Monday Morning Musings with 13 comments

The last word


All good things must come to an end.

Nothing is forever. Things change and time moves on relentlessly. And we get older. We have aches and pains and we have memory lapses. Our energy wanes. We’re just as happy to stay home with a good book as to go out for a night on the town.

The last post.

Yes, indeed. After writing at least two stories every week for over seven years on my website along with numerous other newspaper stories. I’m done. Out of gas. Finito. What started out innocently enough on a trip to Florida in November of 2012 turned in to passion which has resulted in four books and some 983 stories. But trying to be original week after week, year after year, has taken its toll. The well is dry.

Writing has taken me to places I could never have imagined. The very first story I wrote took place on a flight from Toronto to Tampa. I still have the boarding pass and the bar napkin on which I penned my first piece. I have written about travels throughout North America. Writing has taken me to the Taj Mahal and the slums of New Delhi. But mostly, writing has taken on a trip down memory lane. Most of these trips are in my head and I had so much fun trying to cobble together old memories, most of them good.

I have met and interviewed so many interesting and amazing people through Faces in the Crowd. Everybody’s life story is so unique.

I have had a lot of laughs, many at my own expense.

Rarely did I try and provoke people with political statements. Not that I don’t have some fairly strong views on the subject but there are enough (too many) news sources to get your daily fix. Mainly, I tried to entertain. To give you something light and upbeat as you started your day. Many people have told me that they start their Mondays and Thursdays with my “musings and tidbits”.

The best part of this experience has been getting to know you. Yes, you. Even though I haven’t met some of you, I feel that I have hundreds of new friends from different parts of the world. You shared your comments and occasionally your own stories.

So, there you go.

Come on now. You really didn’t think that I would stop at 983 posts with 1000 lurking just ahead?!

Check your calendar. It’s April Fools Day!

This is my last post until my next post which will appear as usual on Thursday.

You can’t get rid of me this easily.

Have a great week.


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13 Responses to Monday Morning Musings

  1. Brenda Rose says:

    You devil! Hahahaha – and I was mentally composing my response to your (supposed) bail-out as I was reading your final farewell. I owe you one, Len, and when you least expect it . . . .

  2. Greg Albert says:

    Sure fooled me Len.Hope you have a good week also.

  3. Gloria Deon says:

    Len ,
    You certainly had me fooled! I’m glad to hear the stories will continue.
    Happy April !

  4. Deedie Mehlman says:

    Good one! Glad you’re staying at it. Reminds me of when I was little and our mom would always have an April fool joke for us when we came downstairs in the morning.

  5. Katherine Reed says:

    Hahahaha! Nice!

  6. Gerard says:

    ….and to think I read that to nearly the end, before thinking “Could it be?” You’re way too young to retire from writing stories and entertaining!
    I have an idea for a story for you…sending it to you this morning.

  7. Mary Dickinson says:

    My laugh for the day, Len! Happy that there is still “gas in the tank”!

  8. william wallace says:

    Good Riddan…oh it’s a joke…haha,umm, I mean, yeah, me too.

  9. sandra silver says:

    Yes, you had me convinced..happy you are going to continue. I especially enjoy
    your humor in the stories. Have a good one!!!

  10. Linda Mac Donald says:

    Good one…! I was trying to imagine you without a “thought” lol!!!

  11. Rick says:

    You got me Len!

  12. Barb says:

    You’re so bad, Len! I was so disappointed reading the first part of this post!!!!

  13. Anna Mac Donald says:

    That was a good joke.I believed right to the end.I am glad you are not retiring

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