Friday, September 13, 2013

A(nother) New Direction



After more than 6 years of "Blogging" I have(as I have said more than a few times recently} become bored and the blog has become stale.  Frankly, there are so many 'bloggers" out there, spewing out garbage, whether it be political, personal, sports related, blah, blah, blah, it is a wonder than this one has not completely crashed and burned....the readership, dropping from the usual 4 to 5 thousand per month, has certainly done that...and the page views even more so.  I am probably at 1/3 or less than the peak numbers just a year or so ago....nothing special in that fact, it is just the way things are...so, time for another change, instead of dumping the entire project, started in July 2007.

The New Look......

Not sure if this is what I want...but I do have time to mess with it some more, after all, I do have time, at least for now....but this is the new view, after about 2 years of the old layout....don't blink, I might change it come next week when I return from the annual Howard County/Kokomo Vietnam Reunion, over in central Indiana.

The Content.....

I have dropped from posting 20 or more times per month to more like 5 or 6...I would like to push that back up to about 3 times per week or 12-15 times a month...if, IF, I have something to say or show.

Photos, looking back at my past, politics, and sports, along with some selected family stuff, will be the backbone of the blog....that is why I created it back in the Summer of 07, I didn't worry or care about readership....It was more show and tell, and cuss out the political hacks that are ruining this Republic....Obama, Reid, Boehner, Cut and Run Kerry, etc, etc, ... The sports?  Yep, I will still talk about my officiating and umpiring work, and occasionally the Reds, and maybe the Blue Jackets and Flyers, come NHL time....as for the NFL or gawd forbid the NBA...you won't find much of that here, never have, and I won't waste my time with it now.

OK...let's get (re) Started.....

Today's Photo from the past: Brother Mike Houseworth and me in 1958 playing baseball for the Venice{Florida} Elks Little League team....



Political Look:  Has anybody noticed how the Lame Stream Media controls the game...?  A week or two ago it was Egypt, and "What are we going to do"?  Well they{sadly including Fox} got bored and now it's Syria and Poison Gas 24/7, with a bit of the Budget Crisis thrown in for good measure....long off the headlines and tube are Egypt, the Benghazi Murders, the IRS, and the rest....the media has to protect that half breed half wit in the White House...the most incompetent and out of touch bastard ever to hold high office...this Kenyan fool beats even that dimwitted Jimmy Carter.

Sports:  The Cincinnati Reds, still firmly locked in the final wild card spot in the National League, head to Milwaukee tonight....I was there last month and took in one of the loses to the lowly

Brewers...Cincy has to do better in the next handful of games between Milwaukee and the celler dwelling AL West Houston Astros, or they will be looking over their shoulders at the Washington Nationals, winners of 6 in a row, and facing a 10 game homestand.....The Reds should hold on to at least a Wild Card...but I've seen stranger things happen.

Meanwhile in the AL there are at least a half dozen teams still in the hunt for the final 2 spots...Tampa Bay, Texas, the Yankees, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Kansas City, are among those trying to move up to a district crown or move into a secure Wild Card spot....exciting times coming up.

On a pesonal front:  After a week of record and near record heat, today dawned more "fall like"....clouds followed by sun, but the temperatures won't make it out of the  60s.....next week in Kokomo, it looks fairly nice at this time, with a chance of a day or two of rain.

No varsity game tonight....my next one is at Lima Perry on October 4th with the guys from Columbus....I like it this way.  After last year I was sick{not to mention my feet were falling apart} and tired of working every Friday night and not getting home until after Midnight.  Tomorrow I have another triple header, JV football at Versailles in the morning and a baseball double at Spencerville in the afternoon.  Sunday is my final youth football Sunday until early October{having decided to cut back on those as well}...and after a Freshman game on Monday, here in Celina, I head for Kokomo and a meet up with a dozen or so old Vietnam Sky Cops and about 10,000 other Vietnam Veterans and a few Wannabees and wives....the Security Police gang, well we all solo, the women{much to their better thinking} on our side avoid this "party"....plenty of cigar smoking, bs'ing and moonshine and beer will be downed, although I have made a promise to myself I will cut way back on that....I would like to just kick back and watch the show....SOBER!  But it won't be easy....

I will post again before heading out...enjoy the weekend, back later>>>>

Photos-The Boar's Nest....home of Tom McCandless at Kokomo....it's where I stay in June and September, this year however, we will have more room as Big Sam Lewis, now has a campsite as well nearby, and most of us will be hanging, drinking, and crashing at night in either or both locations....depending on how much "shine" we get into....you can always find the Boar's nest on the southwest end...thanks to the ever present Sweetie Pie the Wild Boar, who lost her head a few years ago:


Sweetie Pie
from the
Boar's Nest in Kokomo

5 comments:

Sam said...

I like the new format. Im packed and ready To head out first thing in the morning . See ya IN a couple of days .

Pat Houseworth said...

I will be there by Noonish on Tuesday Sammy...stopping in Berne to get a few Fat Tire 6-Packs then will be there....stay safe on the trip!

The FInke Boys said...

There seems to be a theme going here. Grandpa and the K-man being photographed with heavy equipment.

Ross & Dick.

Deborah Wilson said...

Hey, the new format looks awesome, Pat. Need to get a new one for mine but I can't decide what I want! haha

Pat Houseworth said...

Thanks Deb....just go with the flow! Whatever you feels works...