On the road again. I just can't wait to be on the road again. And, it is about time. But, procrastination kills a lot of dreams. It was killing mine. But, I am through with that. I have some special talents, and I am not going to waste them.
Maybe I am not the best musician or singer, but I know I sound better than many others that I have heard lately. And, I write songs, good songs. So, I'm going to busk, somewhere, and soon.
Many people have told me I should try writing for a living. Well, I did have a short story that was published in a college textbook long ago. But, I have no records of any kind of it. But, I used to write letters to publications all of the time, and most of them were published. Most of the time they were published without the least bit of editing done to them. And, no, I have no records of them either. And, all of that stuff was long before the digital age. I do, however, maintain several blogs as best I can with what little time I have available.
And, finally, I take great pictures, and I have sold more than a few of them. But, to me, not enough to call myself a professional photographer. For now, I still describe myself as an aspiring professional photographer. I just need to learn more about marketing my work. I am now working on that.
So, come Monday I will try to kickstart a dream that I have had for several years, but just could not find a way of stepping up, stepping out and doing it. Sometimes you just have to decide to do it anyway.
The city of Henderson, Nevada makes every effort to put every square inch of city property to good use. The city parks reflect this effort. No matter where you live, or where you are coming from you will find that Henderson is a well-planned city with parks that are designed to keep people, locals and visitors, coming back to them.
When I arrived at Sunridge Park the sun still had not risen above the mountain that bordered it on the east side. But, there were already a few people walking through and around the park. The park appears to be a place where locals frequent to get their exercise. Their ages ran from teen to seniors, with a couple of moms and toddlers showing up to put the playground to good use. One mom told me that she brings her kids her to tire them out so that she can get some rest. In the less than 2 hours that I was there a softball team showed up for practice, and a couple of men showed up at the tennis courts. Dogs were on leashes, but I did not see a dog walk.
Park Amenities: playground, picnic tables, barbecue pits, open grass areas, restroom, tennis courts with lights, volleyball, baseball and softball fields, courts with lights, multiple purpose open field areas, basketball court with lights.
All reservations are on a first come first serve bases. Reservations must be made 2 weeks in advance. For more info: http://www.cityofhenderson.com/henderson-happenings/facilities/rental-information/park-and-trail-reservation-information
Cornerstone Park, Henderson, Nevada is one of my most recent outings. I have now been there four times. My last trip gave me the opportunity to walk completely around the lake. This park is a destination park for many Henderson community events. It is a beautiful park with paved trails to walk and explore. There is also easy access to the shoreline of Railroad Lake, the most outstanding feature of the park. I know that as long as I am able to live in the Las Vegas Valley that Cornerstone Park will be a frequent destination for me. I shall return, and often. You can expect more postings about Cornerstone Park in the future.
Once the site of a gravel pit Cornerstone Park covers 100 acres, including 31 acre Railroad Lake which serves as a water detention basin to protect the area against local flooding. Amenities of the park include picnic tables and warming kitchens, lighted basketball and volleyball courts, walking paths (natural and paved), grasslands, waterfowl, wildlife, numerous variety of plant life.
One blog for 3 subjects (music, photography, and travel) works fine for my private use. It does not work for commercial use. And, to make blogging worth doing I need to try to turn them commercial. So, as of today, Better World Media does not exist. In place of "BWM" I will now post on my old blogs, or not at all. Being a slow learner is not fun. But, at least I can learn.