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First, let's talk about email. If you have emailed me through the Contact page on this blog anytime in the recent past (say, the past two months or so), and I have not responded, let me first offer my most sincere apologies! Despite my efforts, many of these emails have been landing in my spam folder and as such, I've found that I have a significant backlog of messages through which to wade. So, please give me a week or two to respond to all of these because I do greatly appreciate all of the wonderful and challenging things you have shared! A response is forthcoming, then, if you are patient with me. A response is coming, that is, unless your message said something to the effect of, "You are a mean, unloving, unsaved icky head," in which case my reply will consist of a quiet smirk as I marvel at your apologetic prowess and hit 'delete'.
While we're on the subject of email, if you emailed me personally anytime between Friday, January 24 and, say, Monday, January 27, and you're wondering why I suddenly decided to ignore you, well, I didn't. Because I use those wonderfully annoying free email services, when they stop working, so does my life. As such, I've found that not only were many of my outgoing messages not received during this time, but neither was I receiving any incoming emails. So I haven't been ignoring you. In fact, I probably have been thinking you were ignoring me! Send the email again and I'll answer this time (with the exception of the aforementioned 'icky head' thing).
Finally, let's discuss comments, specifically what I like to call 'drive-by commenters'. These are those who are full of blustery, condemning thoughts (that usually have nothing to do with the topic at hand), yet who at the same time do not have the nerve to leave those comments even under a fake name. They simply choose to remain 'Anonymous'. A word of advice if one of you happens to be reading today: please stop. You are wasting your time and mine and, no matter how many big words you use (and misspell), I am not going to post your comment. And for those of you who post anonymously but share coherent, thoughtful comments (whether they are in agreement or disagreement with what has been written), I thank you very much for your contribution but I do ask, if it's not too much trouble, that you begin to post under some sort of a name. It makes 'conversation' within the comment string so much simpler!
Whew! Okay, that took longer than I'd anticipated. Thanks for indulging me and I hope that, in spite of the boring nature of this post's opening paragraphs, you still are anxious to relax for a few moments while you enjoy your week in review (kind of):