Help Clear the Way

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The world is kind of a hard scrabble free-for-all right now, as greed and the lust for power seem to be clouding the judgement of many, often making the path forward unclear.

Again, using my photos from our little city, it is obvious that winter weather presents us with many impediments to block our path. Working together helps clear the way for all. Shovel your walks and those of your neighbour, help push out stuck cars and call the city to remove snow from the streets so the way is clear. I guess, I’m saying that life is kind of like winter in our part of the world. The path is easier when we all work together, instead of singing in the key of ME!

Help Clear the Way ©

Think Rationally

Listen Carefully

Speak Earnestly

Have Integrity

Report Truthfully

Act Respectfully

Debate Honestly

Behave Decently

Protest Peacefully

Give Charitably

Win Graciously

Lose with Dignity

Give Credit Freely

Criticize Kindly

Shun Atrocity

Live Responsibly

Comfort Misery

Fix Inequity

Allocate Fairly

Treat all Equally

Smile Repeatedly

Laugh Long and Loudly

Praise Gloriously

Love Whole Heartedly

Help Clear the Way

The poem above and all words therein are an original work by and the personal property of K.A. Gould. They are only to be reused with my express permission.

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

22 thoughts on “Help Clear the Way

    1. Thanks Bernie. It was such a contrast watching the inauguration today. I felt hope for the first time in 4 years. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. You have my permission to link them to your post. Stay well. Allan

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      1. Apparently, it is a thing. There are those around who copy entire posts and repost as their own. All that being said, not sure my words are good enough to be stolen, though. Allan

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      2. That’s really bad, because if questioned about a good post — which is the reason they copy it, they surely won’t have the answers to it — it does take a lot writing a good post and moreover all that goes behind it is something they will surely get caught about, as they won’t have the answers to it! You should continue writing Allan, but you sure have a lot more potential that you can explore 🙂

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      3. A very successful blogger I follow, who provides guidance and courses on blogging, explained a number of ways it is being done by those to lazy to write a post. There is even an editing software that grabs a post and revises words and phrases to make it appear different. Many of the bloggers who do this, do not care how they come across a post and many do not even try to explain. They just want content and likes. I agree that it is sad, but what can you do? There are also many who take photos and claim them as their own. That is one reason I resize and watermark all my photos. An even more insidious form of photo theft are groups (Weather channel and TV stations) who solicit photos from their viewers and while they may give them credit on the broadcast if they are displayed, will spin them off to stock photo providers who post them for sale as their own photos. Imagine my surprise when I saw one of my photos there. Small recognition is not worth this type of theft. I also do not use the cloud or Google for that reason. Thanks for your encouragement. I will continue to push the envelope. Stay well. Allan

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      4. That’s really a lot Allan, they can just edit your photographs and put it under their name for all the efforts you put in to your captures. If it’s a big place, least they could do is contact you and apart from giving credit to your work, also pay you for it. That’s a sad state of things for creativity as a whole and such people should not be encouraged. You too stay well Allan!

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  1. Beautiful words, Allan and fantastic winter photos. I can only imagine what it was like for Joe Biden’s presidential inaugurations organisers – managing COVID threat and risk of violence from Trump supporters. RTÉ was broadcasting live from the US capital, but we didn’t get to watch it. He’s inauguration speech was amazing :0 Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva 🙂

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    1. Thanks Aiva. As Joe Biden said, we can do anything we put our minds to. This applies everywhere and people need to realize what is important these days. We have been watching large portions of the inauguration and the departure of #45. The differences between the 2 Presidents is night and day. Night has now gone and day is dawning. I hope the U.S and the world never again head back into this dark place. Stay well Aiva and thanks for reading. Allan

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