Today in the United States people sit down and have a meal and watch football (Go Seahawks — why yes, the entire family WILL be dressed up for the occasion!) and all of this because it is an American holiday called Thanksgiving — which apparently has not always looked the way it does now (see this story for example, people getting dressed up and going on costume crawls… and that wasn’t even so long ago!) We express our gratitude and give thanks for that which we have. Right now, however, I would like to start my own tradition on this blog and that is to give my thanks to you.
(Thank you to the person who posted this beautiful picture on imgur.)
This year I would like to thank you for reading this blog. You have stuck with me through thick and thin and read articles here, whether I posted once a week or in some cases four or five times… and I am sorry that the latter case happened not as often as the former case.
I would like to thank you for reading the stories, for looking at the one thousand word Friday posts as well as the wordier Friday Photo posts.
I want to thank you for bearing with me as I wrote about topics as varied as my thoughts on Shalom Pizza Palace failing as a business, the birth of my daughter Malka, as well as my appreciation for the app that lets me listen to live Phish whenever I want.
I want to thank you for continuing to astonish and also confuse me by continuing to click through to my article about Roxxxy Andrews from last year that has one of the highest view counts… this year! Very few articles I write get so many views within a week or two of the initial publication, let alone a year and a half later!
Thank you for your positive words of encouragement, especially about the fiction that I have posted. Sometimes an idea for a story comes the morning that I write it and sometimes what you see has been in development for weeks or even months.
Thank you for being you.