Preoccupied with a series of freelance editing projects, final examinations and projects in the copy editing class, and the heavy responsibilities of night content production at the paragraph factory, I let an anniversary slip by unremarked this week.
It was on December 20, 2005, that the first post of this blog appeared, and now there have been more than 1,300 of them (including video jokes and other frivolities), here and in the separate You Don’t Say site that I operated during the [cough] hiatus [cough].
Some of you have been readers from the beginning, some of you late adopters, and I marvel that you find things of interest here. Keep coming back. I intend to keep at it as long as I have anything to say.*
I know from the comments that nothing will inhibit you from speaking your minds.
And now, good people, however you are spending this holiday, at work, with family, with friends, or alone, please accept my best wishes. You have been pleasant company.
*There will, however, be a slight interruption of service during the first two weeks of January, when Kathleen and I will be in England with a tour group from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, a vacation we shrewdly planned to coincide with the worst winter weather in Europe in years. Assuming that (a) we can get to Heathrow and (b) get back from Heathrow, I will resume posting in mid-January.