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Five Years On

It is five years today since My Gracious Host made the announcement that essentially opened up this Tohu Bohu. I had been blogging for a couple of weeks, just to get the hang of it and see if it was something I realio trulio wanted to do, but then, a week or two before Jed set me up with the blog database, I noodled around with writing blog-entry-type notes in a word processor, so it’s hard for me to put a better natal date to this thing than 24 Feb 2003. So. Five years.

Sadly, what I was on about five years ago was the potential invasion of Iraq by a US-led coalition under the aegis of the United Nations. I was (“reluctantly”) in favor of such an invasion, although I rescinded my support later. Well, I don’t want to dwell on it. It was five years ago, and oh shit can you believe we’re still fighting over there?


Anyway, one thousand six hundred and thirty-nine entries, not all of which sucked. Someday I should think about going back and writing that first entry.

Tolerabimus quod tolerare debemus,


Mazel tov! Five years is a very long time to keep at an endeavour. I've only been a reader for part of that time, but during that time you've made me think in new ways about many topics, inspired me to write, and provided the catalyst for many an off-line conversation with my wife and with others. Thank you!

now you must find the jade monkey before the next full moon.

Damn. I thought it was in the medicine cabinet, but that turned out to be a jade donkey.


Belated congratulations! Yours is one of my favorite blogs: thoughtful, witty, articulate, exegetical, seldom tedious. Here's to 5 more years!

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