Well, this is it. I guess this is “The Ultimate Word” in that this is the last posting in “The Penultimate Word” series. As of today, this blog will cease publication. Oh, I will leave it on the internet in case you may want to go back to previous postings. But there will be no new ones. And after a reasonable time, I will remove it.
It has been a remarkable experience for me to post these 2,000 postings. I sincerely hope you have appreciated them. It is time for me to move on to something new.
And, to be honest, I don’t have the foggiest idea what that means. I will take some time and then weigh my options and decide what comes next. I feel the need to do some more serious writing, but I don’t know what form that will take.
My attempt has been to increase our vocabulary by publishing these posts. I said “our” intentionally. In many cases I was learning the word at the same time you were.
Keep increasing your vocabulary. It’s not hard. I read the New York Times every day, and I find that there is always a new word there for me to chew on. You may have other sources. Let them enrich you.
In a sense, this is an obituary, as well. Jed Waverly will be put to rest with this post. Who knows who will step in to take his place? I don’t. Keep watching. You may or may not recognize me in future efforts. That’s okay. This isn’t about me.
These are unsettling times. The U.S. political scene hasn’t helped. I hope we will find a new sense of peace in the next period of life. Do your part to help create it.
Photo of Sir Alex waving goodbye: Andrew Yates