Three achievements that have touched many people.


I haven’t walked or blogged much in the past few weeks. I’m a bit under the weather. I’ll try to get out on Sunday to find something interesting!

I’ve been thinking differently about Cool San Diego Sights lately. So many hours have been spent–mostly pleasurable ones–in building my blog. But what does all this effort amount to? I enjoy walking and making cool discoveries. It feels good to preserve and share those discoveries. And to spread some sunshine. Happiness in this troubled old world is a good thing.

I enjoy the interaction with other bloggers and people on social media, even if I only sit at my computer for a short while each day.

I enjoy the occasional surprises, such as being contacted by artists and others whose work I’ve documented. That is really amazing!

I’ve also been fortunate in rare instances to do some significant good, or touch people in a way that can make a real difference. There are three achievements in particular that I thought might be worth sharing again.

The first was helping in a small way to uncover an important part of San Diego and United States Navy history. The Navy Bicentennial Commemorative Plaque is on public display on the Greatest Generation Walk, a few steps from the USS Midway Museum, and it is passed by thousands of people every day. But it seemed all knowledge of its origin had been lost. I merely posted a plea: help solve a mystery! And, mysteriously, thanks to the magic of the internet–and perhaps word of mouth–over time information trickled in. Finally I was sent several amazing old photographs of the plaque’s creators and its forging, and a typewritten article revealing the details of its origin. I titled that post Creating a plaque: Navy history in San Diego revealed!

A second achievement, the one that probably makes the biggest difference in the lives of people, was a post I wrote about how to help the homeless in San Diego. I am absolutely astonished at how almost every single day, people coming to my blog click the links to the charities and organizations that strive to assist the homeless. There have been hundreds of clicks. I seldom ask my readers to share anything on my blog, but if you are so inclined, I titled that post 20 Ways To Help the Homeless in San Diego.

And finally, I wrote a short story that seems to have touched many deeply. It has even gone a bit viral in surprising places all around the world. It’s about how to change the world. I titled that post A short story to make you smile and cry. Realizing short stories don’t really fit on a photo blog about San Diego, I created another blog for my short works of fiction. If you like to read, perhaps click Short Stories by Richard.

Thank you all for following Cool San Diego Sights. This blogging thing is a strange, mysterious undertaking. Hundreds of visitors each day, from everywhere around the planet, most coming from search engines, and I have no idea who those people are. The whole experience has changed my life in far too many ways to mention.  For the better!  When I first started the blog, I had no notion that I would arrive here.

Well, hopefully on to more adventures! Have a great rest of the weekend!

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

33 thoughts on “Three achievements that have touched many people.”

  1. You have brought us all so many of the wonderful sights that San Diego has to offer, as well as brining lots of good causes to light, its always such a pleasure to visit you blog. Blogging can be such a rewarding experience, I’ve certainly found anyway, and you get to interact with so many great bloggers from all over the world. Sorry to hear that you have been bit under the weather, hope you are felling better 🙂

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  2. I enjoy visiting San Diego through your blog, so thanks for blogging!! 😊 It really is a strange hobby, if you think of it, but I for one am entirely addicted to blogging! Best wishes from the other side of the world, Finland (the Nordic countries)! 😉

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  3. I love seeing all the wonderful art in San Diego. It makes me wish the city I live in wasn’t such a stuffed shirt about public art! Please keep walking and showing us the wonders of San Diego!!

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    1. Passion for a subject is the most important thing when it comes to blogging–and an honest, human voice–at least that’s what I believe. For the blogger it’s more personally fulfilling. For the reader, a thoughtfully written blog is more interesting and perhaps even useful! When a post, out of the blue, creates an actual positive impact–that’s gravy!

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  4. Greetings from South Florida, Richard. Many times I have written how much I enjoy your photo journalism, and the education that comes along with it. We all get a “little under the weather” at one time or another, and I surely hope you rest up and feel good again! 🙂

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  5. Get well soon! It truly is a blessing for you to live in such an interesting community. So much history and the many family friendly activities that are offered.. On top of it you get to walk.. Good for your health…

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  6. Richard, sorry to hear you’re under the weather. Take good care of yourself, and stop trying to scare people! Your opening sentences gave me the impression that you were going to wrap up this blog. I have enjoyed it immensely, and hope to continue to do so for a long time to come. You bad boy, don’t you ever do that again!

    Get well soon.

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    1. Yeah, I was starting to feel a tad depressed, being stuck indoors, but at this moment I’m not! I went on an easy trip to the Torrey Pines Gliderport this morning and walked about a little enjoying the sights, sun and breeze–and I feel like a whole new person! Thanks for being such a kind supporter!


  7. I hope you feel better soon. I have not been on much this summer, but, I do love your blog, it makes me homesick for our former hometown. I love seeing the photos and reading your take on what you are seeing. Thank you, and feel better.

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  8. I really enjoy reading about San Diego, opens up new vistas for me as I live in North Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean. I’ve travelled a lot but do enjoying reading about new places like your home town. Keep up the good work – just consider, your blog has reached the far Mediterranean!

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