As has become customary at this time of year, I would like to to take the opportunity of the last post of the year to say thank you to you, the readers of this blog.
As someone who at least alleges in theory to be a writer, my deepest desires is that one's writing is a) read; and b) makes some sort of impact on the lives of others. Thankfully - and it is due to you - I have some hope that I have done so.
So thank you.
Thanks for taking to the time read. Thanks especially for taking the time to comment, if it is only occasionally (or for some, the first time). Thank you for listening to me ramble on about life and my life and the issues in it.
Time is the most valuable of commodities: it cannot be preserved or stored, only spent. Too often the value of it is only realized in retrospect. To the extent that all of you have spent part of your time with me, I am deeply indebted.
2023 has been a challenging year. Sure, we have had lots of high points: two of Na Clann graduating (one from high school, one from college), the trip to Greece, the hikes throughout the Summer and to Mt. Goddard (almost). But there have been a lot of difficult points as well, including the hike to Mt. Goddard (almost) and losing not one but two jobs with (at this writing) an unknown future until the next one appears.
Through all of it, I have always had this blog to fall back on to express (or vent) my feelings. For that, I am grateful.
I do not know (at all) what 2024 will bring. Whatever it brings, I will continue to do my best to document it and, hopefully in some small way, to make the world a better place through writing.
Your Most Obedient Servant,