I thoroughly enjoyed trying out this blog during an extended recovery from an accident (2005-2010). It filled my time and kept me from boredom while teaching “an old dog new tricks”. I’ve found the blogging experience worthwhile and I would recommend it for anyone wanting to pursue a passion in a public forum. I apologize, in advance, for some of the personal items you will find in the dated material but I found this forum to be quite therapeutic during a difficult period. I also confess to accidentally deleting hundreds of comments attempting to clean it up after months of neglect.
However, I have a new reason to re-engage with this site. I’ve been given the opportunity of a lifetime with Ford Motor Company to do something extraordinary now that my recovery is behind me — to be the Director of Sales Planning & Distribution for Asia Pacific & Africa based in Shanghai, China. It is an incredible opportunity to participate in a world class team during a period of explosive growth and I am thrilled.
I will most certainly have an opportunity to capture new material in exotic locations and I will miss the face to face interaction with extended family and friends so I’ve promised to revive my site to keep everyone up to date on my new assignment. It may not be as convenient or quick as facebook, but it will allow me the flexibility to shape every entry the way I like….and the added bonus of NO ADVERTISING (except my own). I will likely continue to include business topics, but I suspect my interests will be a bit more “lighthearted”.
So this site is now officially RE-PURPOSED for documenting the Walkabout of the Dean family to Asia. Stay tuned….this could be interesting.