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Today was the first day of posting to the new home of the Pilgrim’s Chronicles.  Above my dear friend

and great guide in the new world of WordPress, R.C. Concepcion.  I had a great trip down to Kelbt Media and

I’m thrilled with the results of the first work on the new website, more to come!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When I look at the image above I feel great joy. It takes me back eleven years to when my son Wesley and I were working on the original America From 500 Feet. We were in the Palouse Region of Southeastern Washington State. One late afternoon the winds were very calm and we flew out over this gorgeous rolling hill, farm country in our little ultra light and captured some beautiful light. Just before the sun went down I looked down and saw this wonderful pattern and one click later it was preserved forever in my memory bank of fantastic moments.

Life is like that, at a moments notice we find ourselves bathed in a great instant of joyful feelings. Yesterday was like that for me. Starting with late Thursday afternoon when Matt Kloskowski was kind enough to ask me to be his guest on The Grid, and ending with the taping of my new class for Kelby Training, and some quality time with R.C. Concepcion. What a day and a half.

I took some vacation time from Nikon to come down and do my latest class, Learning to See Photographically, and to work on the new website where this blog will reside soon. Today I will work with R.C. , (What a great guy – warm and inviting as the sun), on the new billfortney.com site.

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I had another bad morning with Delta, late flights, almost missed connections, the usual. The point is not the Delta has slipped badly, the point is that I didn’t act like I should have. No, before you make too many wrong assumptions, I didn’t blow up on anyone, it was all internal, but I didn’t handle it like I should have. It reminds me of a story the famous motivational speaker Zig Ziggler tells. He once was in the airport after a talk and ready to go home, tired and homesick. Just before he was to fly home, they board posted a delayed message. The plane which was supposed to leave at 2:00 p.m. and was now delayed until 6:00 p.m. He went to desk to ask what was wrong but was behind another man who was even more exercised than he was. The man said to the ticket agent, do you have any idea, who I am, and that I know the president of the airline personally? The ticket agent calmly said sir I’m sorry you’re upset but the flight still doesn’t leave until 6:00 p.m. The point was simple, you can kick and scream as much you want, but the plane still doesn’t leave until 6:00 p.m.

Life throws us curves and we can dodge them, laugh, and go on, or act like I did this morning and get all worked up inside and act like a child. Thank God no one knew except for my wife who got several raging texts, but then she’s used to Grouchy Bill.

I wish I could say that I always keep my cool, sadly I can’t, but can I get some extra points for confessing????!!!! O.K. can’t blame I guy for trying………

Blessings,

the pilgrim