I started this blog over six years ago - January 16, 2010, to be precise. At the time I was commuting between my job in Laredo (Texas, of course) and my home near Bergheim (also in the Great State of Texas). I needed something to help me pass the time and stay out of trouble while I was away from the family, so Bergheim Follies was born.
Fast forward to today. I'm retired and back living at home. The kids are out of the house. In spite of - or maybe because of - being retired it seems I have more things to do than when I was working, and less time to do them. This blog has become a time-sink where I lose 2 or 3 hours a day sitting on my increasingly fatter ass in front of the computer. Given the state of the world today - and the state of our nation - it's also become much less enjoyable.
Bottom line - I'm pulling the plug. I've got things I want to do, and things I need to do. Shutting this down means I have one less excuse to avoid them. Thanks to all of you who have dropped by this little corner of the interweb. I've made some good friends through this blog; some digital, and some in meatspace. It's been an honor and a pleasure having you spend some of your precious time here.
I'll leave you with the following toast. I mean that last part. If you ever wander down around Bergheim let me know. I'll buy you a beer.
Adiós y Vaya con Dios...
No More Fences.
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