16 Responses to Silence

  1. MB July 29, 2014 at 10:33 am #


  2. Grandma July 29, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    is it something we said?

  3. Jeff July 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    OK Richard, you know this forum – we’re going to need more than that! 🙂

  4. Yvonne July 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    As we all have said, sometimes we just need a time to digest everything. Not depressed, cranky and need a moment to readjust. Hope that’s all that’s going on with your silence. We feed on your words so don’t let us go hungry. Nothing worse than hungry and cranky. 🙁

  5. Anonymous July 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    This blog seems to be about the author, first, and getting people to think, incidentally.

    Maybe there is both of those elements in this post.

    Perhaps he just needs, or is experiencing, some silence and we should think about it. There doesn’t seem to be any picayune or supercilious posts here. My reply may be, though.

  6. Sandy July 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    You know, I left town for a weekend and you guys talked about SEX!!

    I spoze once you’ve talked about SEX there’s not much else left.

    I saw a fake inspirational sign once that said “Silence is Golden” in big letters. And underneath it in small letters it said “Duct Tape is Silver”. Ha


  7. Gina July 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    Brilliant post. This is why I follow Richard. Love the way his mind works.

  8. Henriette July 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Rock on. Hope you are well.

  9. Sandy July 29, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    You know Richard, that’s what the wizard bellowed and Dorothy and friends from behind the curtain.


  10. Mark July 29, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    Silence….the absence of sound or noise. We don’t make a peep on this blog. We already had to fix the font once. Do we have to adjust our volume now, too? Kidding. Hope all is well. Will use this quiet time to think of a better reply.

  11. Matt July 30, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    Nothing is louder than silence. Drives my wife crazy.

  12. Nik July 30, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    I don’t like the silence. Makes the ringing in my ears deafening.

    • Yvonne July 30, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

      Nik-the ear ringing is extremely annoying. People don’t get it, tired of explaining it so glad/sad to know someone else experiences it so they understand. Today it’s really loud. Maybe my indulgence today, National Cheesecake Day, will drown it out as I chew 🙂

  13. Yvonne July 30, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

    Nik-can sympathize with the incessant ringing. Annoying. Gonna try to drown the noise out with Cheesecake. Happy National Cheesecake Day everybody! Cheesecake Factory here I come for the 1/2 price slice and I will be chewing to drown out the noise 🙂 That’s my rationalization for indulging 😉

  14. Sarah July 31, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    Silence…..not enough of it in the world..

  15. Bill Garcia August 1, 2014 at 12:46 pm #