This is supposed to give a thumbnail of who or what I am, when in truth I’m a sometimes thing. I like quiet times with big band music but I also like things chaotic. I’m drawn to mountains but I like the oceans beaches when storms roll in from around the world. I like good whisky, spicy food and classic rock with amps cranked to eleven. I enjoy the study of physics as it pertains to the flying of small airplanes that smell inside like an old Buick. I’m a reader, a writer and a seeker of truth and beauty. I’m not religious but Jesus Christ is my Lord and I follow his lead. There’s not much here yet but I’m hoping that when it’s finished that anyone browsing by will enjoy the bits and pieces of my life and sense a certain kinship and commonality of experience. If not, then go someplace else.

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  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. I was agreeing with everything you said until you hit spicy foods. Maybe my stomach is older than your – it just can’t take them anymore.

    • Yeah, I’m having to back off some of the jalapeno’s myself nowadays. I still love ’em but they don’t love me anymore. Luckily I can still manage a shot or three of bourbon to make up for the loss of the hot stuff. At least that’s the excuse I give. I’ve read some of your posts and even though I don’t know you I want to thank you for your service in the Pacific. Historians will be studying what you and your buddies accomplished for the next thousand years.

      • I’ll take the bourbon, thank you. When food is too spicy, I can’t seem to taste anything else – so no loss. I thank you for your comments, but I must inform you that the story is about my father.

      • If your father still alive my thanks to him for his service, if not my condolences to you for your loss. I’m sure you will agree that those who fought in World War ll, especially in the Pacific, performed some unbelievable service. They are almost all gone now but I do believe that historians will be amazed at their courage and sacrifice.

      • Thank you for your kind words. Yes, the more I researched, the more utterly amazed I was at all the things they managed to pull off. With all that we have today, I sincerely doubt that we could equal their achievements.

  3. Hi!
    “I’m a reader, a writer and a seeker of truth and beauty.”
    Really liked these lines from your ‘About’ section. Plus you have a unique and interesting blog.

    And thanks for dropping by my web log: “The Nomadic Soliloquist”.
    Cheers! 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment and the following of my blog. I’m not an author and have no desire to be one, but for some reason in the recent past, I’ve felt compelled to record some of the vignettes of my life. I’ve been enjoying your posts as well and I’m looking forward to following your thoughts and writings.
      My best to you
      Bob Cloud

      • The feeling is mutual. Best wishes to you as well.

  4. Thank you for liking my post. I look forward to reading more on your site, my friend.

  5. You are off to a good start with your blog…interesting material. Thanks for following my blog.

  6. Nice blog

  7. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to comment. Please feel free to come back and browse.

  8. Thank you for stopping by and for the follow. Nice warm welcome from the coastal plains of NC

  9. “in truth I’m a sometimes thing.”—I LOVE that line. Sums up the complexity of human nature and human desires so simply yet effectively.

    Thanks for visiting my site. Much appreciated.

    • Thank you for dropping by my site also. Your comments and critique are welcome and invited.

  10. Thank you for visiting my blog! I’ve been reading yours and find it most interesting! I’m looking forward to more. I’ve lived near mountains and I live near beaches. Goodness knows I wish was rich because I’d want a house near both! 🙂

    • I agree, a house at the high and low would be a great way too better feel the heartbeat of the Earth. Thanks again for your comments and welcome back anytime.

  11. Nice post! It gives a real insight into your character. I smiled when I got to the bit about sometimes liking things chaotic. For me it’s probably truer to say that I get things chaotic at home whether I like it that way or not.

  12. So great to meet you! Thanks for stopping by at Roughwighting. Yes, I feel like I know you a bit after reading your ‘about’ page, and look forward to reading your posts. I haven’t figured out why the name ‘paywindow7,’ though, even though you figured out TRMFY. 🙂

    • Thank you also for the likes and comments on some of my posts. Stop by anytime, your visits are always welcome. Actually the term “paywindow7” came from my time in the Navy Airborne from way back when. It was the radio call sign of my squadron during that time and I heard used thousands of times. When I was setting up the blog I decided to use it temporarily as a joke on myself and somehow it stuck.
      My name, by the way, is Bob Cloud. It’s a pleasure to meet you.

      • Ah, thanks for the explanation! Always great to meet a new blogging friend.

  13. Bob: Whenever you post articles, I find them intriguing and even funny at times…so…I nominated you for the Liebster Award. There’s no pressure to participate, but I wanted to give voice to your blog and personal message. Hence, you’ll notice ‘Laura’s Amendment’ to the rules – an attempt to enable individuals such as yourself with challenging life circumstances, to participate more easily.
    Take care. http://laurabrunolilly.com/the-liebster-my-very-first-blogging-award/

    • FYI: this is not a time-sensitive award…however long it takes you to do it (amended or not) if you decide to participate, just remember to put a link to your post in my comments of my own Liebster Award blog post.

      …Peace, yes, direction and focus…not so much. But I’m old enough and wise enough to know that’s all part of the mix. Thank you for your concern & prayers, friend.

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