PENULTIMATE: next to last…as in, this is my penultimate posting for this blog


This is the 1,999th posting I’ve made to this blog.

Tomorrow, the 2,000 posting, will be my last.  People have written to ask if I’m sick and dying, moving, or some other tragic reason.

No, I’m just moving on to something new.  It’s not perfectly clear what that will be, but I have a couple of projects that are circulating around this aging brain of mine.   I expect that after a few weeks of “sabbatical” from writing anything, I will be ready to focus on my task.

The point is, I’m not giving up.   Oh, I may not write the Pulitzer Prize novel I’ve always dreamed of.  And I’m quite sure the New Yorker or the Atlantic are not waiting with bated breath for me to submit my short stories.  It will probably be something more restrained than that.

But the Dell Vostro 1510 is not going to gather dust.   It’s just going to put on its bathing suit and sit in the sun for a few weeks.

I’m not sure what I’m going to write about tomorrow.   I’ve left thinking about that until now.  I’ll spend some quiet time today cogitating on the subject.  It probably won’t be earth-shattering. But, like David (Papi) Ortiz, I’m facing my last day at bat, and I hope it’ll be something out of the park.

See you tomorrow.




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