Well, you have done it. Rendered me speechless. People have been trying to shut me up for years, but apparently what it took is being Freshly Pressed and having the attention of thousands of people.
I want you to know that I have read each and every comment you’ve left here, on this post and the others. You’ve made me smile, sigh, chuckle, shake my head, and, every once in while, worry deeply about the mental state of a great many people like myself. I started out responding to each comment, but it quickly got to be my full-time job. So I wanted to tell you – all six-hundred-something of you (as of this moment) – Thank You. I’m humbled and exhilarated and motivated by your compliments. I’ve really loved your stories of commiseration. I could not be happier that you like my writing.
I’m working on new “real” post, but in the meantime I wanted you to know that I’m grateful.
And losing sleep. (Nothing like a little pressure.)