Contrived pleasantries regarding the new year are not in the cards. I don’t feel compelled to promise you that I’m changing. I’m not even planning on doing anything differently. I’ll just stay the course, correct my foibles when I screw up, and I’ll try to avoid ingesting bacon outside of breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
I’d like to tell you hat I tore a hole in the night, and I suppose I did; merely because I have been informed that I snore
I’m not going to be angry about the last two years. Basically, because I made it through. Not everyone did.
I won’t make light of Betty White’s death by posting a humorous meme; she was awesome, and it’s pretty sad. I liked her best in The Mary Tyler Moore show. I’m even more enthralled with her because of her connections to the early days of radio (and television), and the fact she’s continued to work for so very long, never seeming to change because it was always as if she was there.
Frankly, most Americans don’t remember her with anything but platinum blonde or gray hair.
It certainly wasn’t a shock, but it was a sad moment when no less than five people texted me to let me know she was gone.
I never get good news in that kind of volume. What’s wrong with us?
When I say us, I mean us. I’m no better, but I did mourn for a few moments during a conversation with my part-time housemate. She liked her too. We all liked her. How wonderful is that?
We all liked her.
It’ll be rare that we all will be able to say that, at the same time, again.
From the jagged edge, I remain,
*I want to take this chance to thank you all for the support over the last twelve months. I was worried, frankly, that the development of a writing website would cost money, but get no traction in today’s age of free platforms. Why would you buy a cow when you get the milk for free? That adage sticks in my head. Many of you supported me this year through the BuyMeACoffee application. Thank you so very much. Many give monthly, and some give now and then. Some people cannot give, and I am just so pleased they come to read. This is was has kept the site live and filled with written stuff. I had a lot of advice about doing this. Many said that I should charge for anyone to read it. I’ve never felt worthy of that, nor did I ever wanted to demand payment for the way I string words together. I determined that I would just leave the opportunity there on the site.Writers write, first for themselves, but secondly for others. I like having others. Thank you for being here no matter what your situation. I appreciate the comments, the notes, and all interaction with the folks who have taken time to read my stuff. It means a lot. Thank you for buying my books this year. I am elated at with how people have embraced them. They are not for everyone, for sure. I’m just grateful.
Thank you for being “my