O is for Outgoing

I started an Alphabet of Life ages ago and never finished. Since FGR picked this group, I'll continue where I left off.


I stopped the Alphabet because this was a difficult letter for me. I originally thought to use Out There, because I have chosen to reveal a wide swath of myself online. Obviously, I choose not to disclose gory details, but those who care to look will find many intimacies about me. Regina Lynn called this Living Out There in her Wired Sex Drive blog.


Today, I am going with Outgoing even though that is largely a fabrication. I am the sort of outgoing person who hates the process of meeting people but when introduced can talk to anyone. I'd be awesome on the cocktail circuit, except that I dislike approaching people I don't know.


Too, I am the sort who can easily talk in front of groups of strangers. I am a favored moderator at conferences because I am fearless when presenting stuff I have no idea about. I have been in plays and musicals. But, Heaven forbid you ask me to karaoke! Even I don't understand that.


By the way, this is my wedding ring. I've been fiddling with it all day, because touching it makes me feel closer to the woman I love. She's been a champ this past week, and I can never forget how fortunate I am.

  • Camille Sauvager PRO 8y

    My gosh. You are something else, Dave. Something good, I mean. =)
    I love the simplicity of this shot, too....
  • kazoofus PRO 8y

    Great words! Great shot!!
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  • Sandra Rouse PRO 8y

    The green background is so cool. Great shot!
  • Chapendra 8y


    The lomo works well.
  • decembre71 8y

    Beautiful shot :)

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  • Panoply of Song 8y

    this is super
  • Tricia 8y

    you are a great man.
  • Infinite Monkeys 8y

    Very nice.
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  • Scoutj PRO 8y

    This makes me smile

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  • Dave 77459 PRO 8y

    - Thanks! Hope you found something worth looking at.

    - Thank you, and for the fave as well.

    - Thank you. I think on balance, life is worth living.

    - You think I'd lose something so precious? Thanks for the fave!

    - Ha! Thanks!

    - Thanks Pook. Jamie is the awesome part of us as a couple.

    - Thank you. I like simplicity. I wish life were simple.

    - Thank you Kathy.

    - Thanks. The green is the awful carpet in my cube. :)

    - Thank you Mija. I'm surprised you actually tolerate the lomo.

    - Thanks Martie!

    - I know you tried to get away without me noticing, but thanks for the fave.

    - Thank you, for the fave too.

    - You make me feel humble.

    - Thank you.

    - Thanks for the stealth fave.

    - Thank you Sally.

    - Thanks darkfusion42 for the fave.

    - Oh, thank you!
  • Dan Pearce 8y

    This shot is wonderful to say the least. Congratulations!

    #246 on Explore!

    Your talents are many. Thank you for sharing this image.

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  • Courtney PRO 8y

    awww...how incredibly sweet
  • Rolando Silva 8y

    that looks just like my wedding ring
  • Mauro Prelli PRO 8y

    Happy to show you my foto, You are welcome

  • Salvatore Lapignola 8y

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  • Maciej - landscape.lu 8y

    Very nice photo !

    Check & comment this new BW upload
  • Annie Bliss 8y

    This is such a sweet one. I love how open you are about your appreciation for your wife. She's lucky, too, you know... : )
  • Yani Yani 7y

    i like the color...very nice
  • dr aletta 4y

    Great photo. I am using it to illustrate an article on my blog. Thanks for making it available.
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