Yet, I have no way of removing this photo from cyber space. None. Yikes!
Well, it's my fault for posting it to start with, but at the time I thought it was funny. Hindsight is always, well, it's a waste of time, looking behind and wishing away those silly things we did weren't so. So I tried to ignore that unfortunate photo as I scrolled through the images of me, and I found this photo. Really!
Here's another photo listed under my name according to google.
The thing is we have no control about what photos are going to be listed as us on google. Just realizing that can be freeing. It's out of our hands. Here's a challenge, when you are done reading my blog google your name. Some of you may already have and never want to do it again. Some of you might like what you see. Some of you don't care. But I encourage you to do it, just for kicks. Googling your name is like looking through a giant techno file cabinet and your sorting through all the misplaced files listed as being you. As far as I know, though, you can't remove the file and tear it up. That's progress for ya!
Finally, this photo of me is included in the Susanne Brent image collection. So what if I don't look like a mature, dignified, writer. I don't act like one either, and I never thought I'd win a Pulitzer, anyway. I've got this jolly old guy on my side, and no matter how old we become we are always kids at heart. So thanks Google for reminding me to lighten up.
Merry Christmas from Santa Claus and me. xoxo