What's In A Name?
BOB! Yes, that's my name. It is a palindrome. It is "life saving" because it is what you might yell if someone is drowning. It is also recommended when boxing. It has become a humorous name in many TV commercials. For this reason my wife said she would like to start calling me "Rob". This could have double meaning also. My parents called me "Bobby" and I got to hate it. I then wanted "Robert" but no one would cooperate and call me that. I've never wanted "Robbie" or "Rober". I ask Spanish speakers to call me "Beto". They laugh. Bill Murray had a great movie persona in "Bob"...baby steps...it was so funny. Sometimes, when I have to put on a name tag, I print the first B backwards so it looks like I am really kind of nuts.
Anyway...The purposes of this blog are not just for the mental ramblings of an old teacher (retired) and a new real estate salesman, ie. his vast wisdom and wit gained from 43 years experience but, as the name states, A Life Preserver for me primarily and my sons and grandchildren if they should happen to read this someday. I have found over the years that writing stuff out helps define it better and "gets it out of my system". It also is a system for releaving stress/pressure when something is bothering me. When I was "called on the carpet" by my boss say from a parent complaint, I used to write everything down on the spot. It helped alot. I also have something I have been working on for years that is still bugging me. This may be just the remedy for that too. So...if you are interested in any of this...stayed tuned...check out this blog from time to time...and maybe, together, we'll preserve My Life and someone else's. My motto still remains,"El que da, recibe!" El que ensene, aprende!" I still want to give and learn. Bob