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Lindsey Cochran
Chicagoland USA
Life's too short for sensible shoes.
Interests: rock music, shoes, clogs, platform sandals, and boots. also mac computers, and dark chocolate. some confectioner online was offering a high-heeled pump made of solid chocolate. i thought i'd died and gone to heaven.
Recent Activity
Jan: Thank you for your kind words! There are more chapters to be written...especially if I want to look into publishing my tale. Apparently I've only written half a book in terms of word count. Someday I may hunker down and see if there's anything to do about that. Obviously a project for those days when I'm staring at the wall looking for something to do. (Ha!) I truly hate bringing this blog to an end. It's been such a true community here. As our world here starts to settle down again (I've got both my kids returning home from college this month so there's more excitement waiting in the wings), I'll figure out what direction to go. Facebook is enticing as an option, but it has its shortcomings, too. Whatever solution evolves, I will be sure to let you and my other regular readers hear about it via e-mail. All the best!
Toggle Commented May 16, 2013 on Epilogue at Every Clog Has Its Day
Tracy: Thank you so much! I've enjoyed getting to know you both on and off the blog, too. We each walk our paths through life alone, but it is such a comfort to know there are others who are blazing similar trails. Here's hoping all goes well with your wife's surgery. Keep me posted, and I'll pass along the news to other readers.
Toggle Commented May 16, 2013 on Epilogue at Every Clog Has Its Day
Rabiah: You most definitely RAWK! You ARE a lion! And I remain in awe of you and all that you've accomplished! Here's hoping we can meet someday. Now that I've lured Melissa to the midwest, I can't predict the next time we'll be within driving distance of the Outer Banks. But I live in hope. It would be very cool to meet you in person! Please, let's stay in touch.
Toggle Commented May 10, 2013 on Epilogue at Every Clog Has Its Day
Warren: OMG! If it hadn't been for you, I might only now be discovering those amazing Chanel clogs that started the craze a couple years back! Thank you for your input and your support all this time! I've enjoyed this community of fans immensely, and I'm reluctant to say goodbye. I may indeed just leave it online for awhile and see if some other inspiration carries it to a new level. Sadly, Melissa and I are discovering that the shoes we crave have fallen out of favor in the world of fashion and we're reduced to enjoying past purchases and scouring eBay for other people's castoffs. (Which admittedly is one of the benefits of fashion cycles.) When I do decide what the next step should be, I'm planning to post it on the blog AND notify all the readers I've conversed with via e-mail. Here's to whatever the future holds! And yes, I would love to catch up with you in person if our paths ever are fated to cross. Do stay in touch!
Toggle Commented May 3, 2013 on Epilogue at Every Clog Has Its Day
Johanna: Thanks for your readership and participation all these many months! I looked forward to seeing your name in the From field for a new Comment. It truly was a delight to have so many far flung footwear fanatics come together on the blog. I hope to find a way to stay in touch with everyone with occasional messages in the future. All the best to you and your Crocs wearing husband!
Toggle Commented May 3, 2013 on Epilogue at Every Clog Has Its Day
Gary: Thanks for your comment. It isn't an easy decision to step away from this blog that has been both a labor of love and an outlet for my passions. I know I've touched a lot of people around the world with it, and that makes it even more difficult to walk away from. I wish I had a solution. My hope was that in the three years I invested in it, it would begin to pay for itself or that serious advertisers would be interested in supporting it. As it turned out, I have indeed opened a new chapter in my life and the chilling effect the recession put on my paying career has appeared to have finally reached a turning point. Plus my burgeoning interest in being a performing musician has made new opportunities available locally. It simply makes sense for me to put my energies in new directions. I hate to say goodbye. But I don't know how to carry on. I'm glad to have met everyone here. I find it reassuring and heartwarming that we're all out there finding ways to be ourselves. It puts me in mind of that Robert Louis Stevenson quotation that I try to live by: To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying "Amen" to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2013 on Epilogue at Every Clog Has Its Day
Tea: You're one of the many readers that make me want to keep this blog alive in some form or other. Still scratching my head to find a way to do that. Glad I could provide a diversion during law school...and what a treat to meet you when Melissa and I were first courting. Life has its moments of delights, doesn't it? Stay tuned. I'll keep you posted on developments!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2013 on Epilogue at Every Clog Has Its Day
Did you happen to mention that I'm weird? I love you, too, honeybee! What a miracle that we found each other!
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2013 on Epilogue at Every Clog Has Its Day
o how does that saying go about the best laid plans? It's certainly apt because my grand design has most assuredly gone awry. I had a story to tell so as you may have noticed, I excused myself from regular blogging duties to tell it. Well, yes, there was some time spent moving my fiancée into my condo in Chicago during my absence. And the new year has brought some new career opportunities that have commandeered my time. And I can't deny that there are new creative ventures that have pulled my energies in other directions. But I truly intended... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Kate: Thank you! It's a breathtaking bit of home furnishing. And what fun to wake up to each morning!
No video. But I can answer questions here or via e-mail.
GL: It was a lifetime in the making, I have to say. And it's a work in progress, too. There are a half dozen shoes that Melissa and I are about to send back into the world in order to make room for others!
Susan Mieras: I agree! Cecilia is a force of nature. I'm afraid to say that she was just in San Francisco from April 3rd through the 6th. But you can try contacting her at clogs at clogmaster dot com to get on her mailing list. That way you won't miss future dates. I'll send you additional details via e-mail.
Gary: Thank you! That shared passion is an amazing point of connection between us. How astounding it has been to experience! And, yes, we do frequently stand before The Wall and just stare.
I began by telling you this would be a story from the other side of “what if?” What I should have said was that it’s only the first installment in an ongoing series of questions that all begin with “what if?” Because as you might expect, once you get a glimmer of an answer to any particular question, there are handful of others that come tumbling in to take their place in line. This whole tale began with me asking, “What if I left the comfort and security of what I knew to search for a relationship that would resonate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Thanks so much! It's a story that's been a lifetime in the making! I've been trying to wrap up the next chapter for the last two weeks, but I've had an uptick in freelance work since my fiancee moved in, and time to write has been scarce. There is more to come, though! Stay tuned!
Evan: Thank you! Good luck with your journey. To be honest, I didn't set out to meet a partner through my blog. It was just one of the benefits of putting myself out there and seeing what happened. I plan to keep the blog alive in a weekly form. Keep stopping by!
London Lady: Thank you so much! It's been a good community here, and I'm reluctant to simply say goodbye to it. I hope to keep the blog alive with weekly posts once I write the final chapter of my story. There are enough clogs worth commenting about, I think, though the impetus to buy everything in sight has ebbed. Still, there's some footwear fun to be had. Thanks for checking in. It's good to hear from you.
Laressa: Thank you! The rough draft for next chapter is done. Now to polish it for publication!
Carla: Thank you so much! I feel there is a true community that developed here on this blog. So I'm not planning to pack up shop. I will have to cut back on how often I post. But as soon as I finish the next chapter, this phase of storytelling should be at an end, and I plan to resume blogging. There are wood sole fixations to be tended to!!! By the way, my daughter the jewelry major is working on her senior project at the moment. If you're interested, I'll send links to you via e-mail.
Johanna: Thank you for dropping by! I have missed hearing from you and have wondered how you are! It's been a very satisfying experience creating and maintaining this blog, and meeting delightful readers such as yourself has been part of the payoff. I'm feeling my creativity called in new directions at this point, though, but I am planning to keep the blog alive without having to post daily. Please keep coming by for a visit. Melissa and I both enjoy reading what you have to say!
Gary: Thanks so much for your kind words! I'm nearing the point of my story that seems like a natural place to bring it to a close. It's a tale I felt I needed to tell, and it's been gratifying to have it so well received! I only took up the bass about 15 years ago when my ex- enlisted the help of a musician friend to acquire a used Fender 4-string for me. But the lure of a low B was too strong to resist, and I soon got myself my first 5-strings: a Schak and an Ibanez. Then last year, I treated myself to a Spector fretless 5-string. That's as far as my collecting has gone, though. I feel a need to master the instrument before I stock up on more. Shoes, on the other hand, are always easy to acquire!
Tess: Thank you so much for overcoming your shyness and taking the time to write! I have enjoyed the journey of this blog immensely. Little did I realize when I started it that it would take me where it did! I hope you'll stick around as I figure out where to go from here!
Andras: Thanks very much! Shoot me an e-mail at the address that's linked on my About page and I'll point you to the station I do a show on.
Jan: Thank you so much! I wish I could put this story more quickly. I feel as though too much time passes between installments. But then, I can only write as fast as I can write. I have plans to finish it soon, though! Stay tuned!