A Story of First Love

Excellent post from a consummate blogger. When was the first music you ever purchased or took seriously?

Living a Beautiful Life

Would you like a wonderfully evocative story of first love?  Of course you would!  Rob Goldstein left this comment on my post Come Back, Baby! and it’s so richly textured and stirring that it deserves its own post.  Here is Rob’s story, in his own words.  Enjoy!

Here’s a little story.

I used to spend Summers in Queens with my Grandmother.

The year I turned 11 “Respect” by Aretha Franklin and “Sgt. Pepper’s” by the Beatles were released.

I had never heard Sgt. Pepper’s but I was already dancing to “Respect”.

My Grandmother introduced me to the beautiful “new” girl in the neighborhood. She was about 17.

I’d never seen anyone like her. She had thick black waist length hair, wore a pair of elephant bell hip-huggers and layers of tortoise necklaces over a tasteful black turtleneck sweater.

She heard my Southern accent and asked me to her place to hear…

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The Joy of Email

Hello to my friends on Word Press.

Yes, I’m bad about tracking and responding to email.

Yes, it appears inconsiderate and flaky.

Yes, it’s hard to take someone who doesn’t answer his email seriously.

Email wasn’t a problem until I began to blog.

Most of my contacts before I started my blog were on Flickr and Flickr has an internal email system.

To add to the confusion; my alternates have their own email accounts.

I’ve created a single email account specifically for my contacts on WordPress. I will check this account daily and do my best to respond quickly to my email.

I apologize to everyone who has sent me an email to which I have not replied or to which I have not replied to on time.

I hope that this will solve the problem.

The new address is robertmgoldstein@yahoo.com

Thank you for your patience.

Rob Goldstein