Over the years a number of the blogs I've followed have run their course and in some cases they just stop, nearly in mid-sentence, without warning or explanation. I didn't want to do that here.
Just about two years ago I started two different blogs. My intention was to separate my travel posts, my journeys, from everything else going on around here. Back then I was thinking my travel blog, Travels of a Rambling Van, would be a logbook of miles covered and places seen, in the literal sense, and this blog, Random Rants, would cover everything else.
Well it turns out that maintaining two blogs, and deciding which entries belong where, has proven to be a pain. Besides, I have since come to realize that a binary view of things, either this or that, was far too ridged. That every day is a journey of some sort and trying to slot my experiences and activities into neat little boxes (blogs) has become problematic.
So, after two years, 108 posts, 12 comments (Pathetically, nearly half of those are me replying to comments.) and a whopping 2788 page hits (That's even worse than it sounds since a single post on replacing the front hub seals in my tractor accounts for 353 hits and 7 comments!) I'm packing it in and the Jewelry Box 2.0 post will be the last for this blog. (OK, technically this is the last post but you get the idea.) From now on all posts will be combined into the Travels blog because; and like all cliches, it's a cliche because it's true; all life is a journey.
So if you are masochistic enough to want to keep up with what I'm doing, from now on you can find me here.