On this day of counting blessings, here is what I’m thankful for:
‘Tis you who read this blog and keep coming back for more!
While some may speak of all that’s wrong on ye olde internet,
Myself I’m full of gratitude to all the lovely folks I’ve met:
There’s good Pat Prescott, the historian and bard
who wrote of Optimus: Praetorian Guard.
There’s l33tminion, who always has good things to say
whenever he (or she) comes passing ‘round this way.
And Thingy, who’s prolific in prose and in rhyme—
I hope she brings back her blog real soon some time!
Eurobrat, with social commentaries dark and biting,
is as good as any satirist at strong, arresting writing.
Barb Knowles, who writes with wit and candor all
Who can both make fractals and write mystery.
Shannon Selin, one of the finest writers on
what might’ve been for old Napoleon.
And Natalie gets loads and loads of votes
for her great blogging work at boatsofoats.
has tips that any writer should consider vital.
Lydia Schoch, who writes on topics int’resting and various
that can be thought-provoking or hilarious.
Andrew Crowther is a lover of light verse, as I’m,
and I hope that he’ll forgive this rather awkward rhyme!
When it comes to G&S discussion, I’m always glad to have it,
My knowledge of the East Roman Empire isn’t e’en
is writing fifty-two short stories—and really good ones, too!
And then to round it out, last but surely not the least–
ensuring good nutrition at this e-Thanksgiving feast:
is Dr. Carrie Rubin, keeping all our reading dishes full
And to all those many other readers who
I’ve left unlisted here—why, yes, that does refer to you!
My gratitude to all above for coming here,
both on this day of thanks, and all throughout the year!
It’s my least favorite holiday; but hey, at least there’s football on. And then people start gearing up for the ridiculousness that is “Black Friday’. Speaking of which, here is a good article by Shamus Young about how all that frenzied shopping came about.