I didn't actually enjoy reading these TNC commenter posts but they sure got me thinking.I have more to say about this, but frankly I'm afraid. I don't want to write a long mash note dripping in sentimentalism. I just need you guys to know how much of a privilege it is to be here to set the table for you everyday, to live next door to Andrew, Jeff, James and Megan.
I can remember being a young man, angry about the world, failing out of school, but bursting with words, and frustrated that I had nowhere to lay them down. And now the discipline is to not say too much. What a shift. In my heart, I think I'll always be that kid who flunked out of high school--twice. It is shocking--truly shocking--to be a daily participant here at this site.
Look at this. What a mess. I ended up with a mash note anyway. Damn my dumb, weak heart.
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