This is the month that I complete my 30th year of the sky watching endeavor from here in western North Dakota, recording weather, aurora, sunspots and astronomical phenomena — my largely unpaid “job.”
Much work and sacrifice went into creating the profile of data from our sky, which I could tell you of, and it has wonderful potential spin-offs. Having lost both my parents now (2005 and 2007), my life is only about expression and wishing for divine love.
In late 2008, I found a site quite randomly online to finally show my fiction writings, artworks and photography to the world.
Economic circumstances and even recent summer severe storms are warning shots for me to change my life, which I can now be open to.
However, it does not happen and I no longer have the resources to. It was the “scrools” upon graduating from long ago that said, “do not follow the leader, but rather, blaze your own path into the unknown.” I and many others think I did well at this.
I get no pension or retirement for doing what I’ve done with the unknown, but according to the “myopic” Social Security (etc.) system, I never did work. See what I have done if you wish and judge for yourself.
The skywatch portends more floods and harsh winters.
Jay Brausch, Glen Ullin