Monday, May 12, 2014

In conclusion: So long and thanks for all the fish

Looking back, this blog has been running for a decade now.

Started on a whim, somehow it has turned into a documentary of the different stages in my life, from the time I was a backpacking swinging single to dating and marriage. Then the stories on little animals began with my first pets - PipSqueak and BigSqueak, and progressed to bigger furkids, Blackie and Whitty. In between, I also had the TwinSqueaks (Ninja and Friendly). Potato the hamster and the rabbits are still with us.

As my readership grew, ads appeared, but I regret to admit that I earned little beyond a trickle of dollars and cents.

I think people generally prefer the animal stories to the articles expounding my political, social and religious views, but this blog saw me indulging in airing my opinions anyway.

If this entry sounds like an epilogue of sorts, well, I guess that is essentially my intention.

Dear friends, our household has a new addition.

It has been a frenetically busy time as V and I adjust to our new roles as parents to a human baby. She is wonderfully adorable, but I am left with much less time to ponder and write. It does seem like the entries in this blog are not going to be as regular in future.

This seems an appropriate time to conclude this blog rather than to let the entries dwindle disappointingly. Thank you very much for all your support. I am honored that so many of you like my homely, simple tales enough to follow this blog.

Who knows, when we get our act together, a new blog would begin with this new chapter in our lives.