About Bally Bin

I picked the name ‘bally bin’ after doing some research into old Gaelic/Celtic languages – it’s literal translation is ‘peak town’.

Since I live where the view from both my office and kitchen is Pikes Peak  I can walk a short ways see Pikes Peak in the Distance (2011 I moved from the mountains to the plains of my childhood) I thought it still think the name appropo.

I think we should all get to live in or near a Peak Town – a local economy that is resilient and sustainable, where individuals reach their ‘peak’ via creativity and freedom, where resources are valued and used wisely.

And, since I have an opinion on just about everything (and can’t help but write about it) I figured an innocuous title for my blog wouldn’t lead readers astray – yes, I write about a variety of topics – No, I’m not an ‘expert’ on any of them.   Just sharing observations and what has worked (or not worked) for me.

There are times, too, that I get pretty grumpy about things I observe in our society.  I occasionally curse – so my blogs are not always appropriate for little ones.   On the other hand, I try to admit when I know I’m being biased or perhaps just a little too unreasonable regarding a subject.   And there are some things that are ‘accepted the way they are’ that I think we REALLY should be questioning.

A well-placed no-no word is sometimes the only way I know to convey just how important it IS to question accepted wisdom or tradition.

So if you choose to read my observations, remember, they are just that – observations.  Doesn’t mean I think everyone should rush right out and do anything on just my say-so.   I do hope to inspire folks to question the status quo, take an active part in their own community, healthcare and purchasing decisions.

Many of the things I denounce may draw a “Welll Duuuhhhh!” from you.   Okay.   But realize I only write these things because I’ve observed questionable behavior or decisions based on what I believe to be incorrect information.

You may disagree.

And that’s okay.  I won’t try to convert you if you don’t try to convert me.



33 thoughts on “About Bally Bin”

        1. I saw that – and just as soon as I can get my head above water on work, I look forward to ‘hopping over and visiting your world’ – 🙂 I’m behind on posting and full reading endeavors here – still trying to keep up with comments! 🙂 Thanks again and hope you have a wonderful day/week – 🙂


    1. I’m convinced our paths would cross in real-life, too! I can see us now – sharing perspectives, learning from each other, shouldering together to move the obstacle of what we decided over a cuppa that needed to some forward movement/education/etc. 🙂 Until then – so happy you are part of the community I visit in Digital Cyber Cafe! 🙂 You bolster me, make me think, allow me to be me and all without leaving my own living room- you are Fantabulous! 🙂


    1. I am in need of a new theme/background, because while I can see Pikes Peak from my place, I no longer reside in it’s back yard – – 🙂 So, have engaged in False Advertising sins for a couple years now because I’d rather write/communicate than re-do graphics!! LOL Still love my home state of Colorado! 🙂

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    2. Hey Wally! Only took me 2 years, but I updated my blog About info AND pics of my love of Eastern Plains of Colorado (in addition to the Colorado Mountains I called home for 20 years) – hope you find the beauty of our prairies as awe-inspiring support of your ‘All that is – Main focus” as I do, every day – My dad told me, early on, God was to be found in the quiet beauty of the plains – I had to remind him what he taught me of the beauty, re: the wind sweeping across them, as he neared his journey’s end – 🙂


    1. I didn’t think to check here before posting the Liebster Award – it has been updated to include your awesome information and I hope you can forgive the delay, forgetfullness and such of my actions! 🙂


        1. I wish it were amnesia – that’s seems a better excuse than “I procrastinated so long, I ended up forgetting where the info was.” LOL As for being bloggy world friends, I’m so glad you found me so I could follow the trail back to you! 🙂


  1. I am so grateful to Cranky Caregiver for helping me find your delightful blog, on which I will enjoy exploring the ordinary and extraordinary. And thank you so much for the visit to my own blog and for all the great comments!

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  2. I am new to blogging and there is so much out there to read. I chose to follow your blog because you seem honest and humble – makes for great writing! Looking forward to your posts!

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    1. Hi Trailerdreamer – glad you found me so I could know about you! Checked out your blog and am excited about following your adventure, as well – – My youngest has 3 more years of school left, then who knows, perhaps me and Oakley, the wonder dog, will meet up with you all out on the open road – My dream is to be mobile too, once only the dog needs me – she isn’t too picky about having a big bedroom! So as soon as I figure out how to efficiently garden on the road, I’m In!

      Until then, so glad to meet a kindred soul and yes, there are a lot of great blogs out there…So glad you took the time to stop by mine and comment!

      Welcome to the Blogging Community! It’s a great bunch of folks 🙂


  3. Thanks so much for visiting my site and deciding to come along. I love your disclaimer here–nothing works like a good swear sometimes! And it’s hard *not* to be grumpy when dealing with the human race. I can’t wait to read your stuff.


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