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.

Good bye.


Jed Waverly


Photo of Sir Alex waving goodbye: Andrew Yates

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