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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

M & M

Although I dislike being predictable, it's fair to say frequent or attentive readers who visited the bell curve on my last stop might have guessed my next reflection would celebrate a milestone - today's post is my 2000th. 

"Only connect". The immortal words of EM Forster captured the modest goal established on my maiden voyage into the blogosphere in March 2011. That goal remains intact over ten years later. I still believe we - the non-famous and not incarcerated - are more alike than dissimilar. Consequently, things many of us have in common often become the subjects I reflect on here, hoping to build that connecting bridge to you. 

In preparing to publish this celebratory post, I was encouraged when an informal tally of my first 2000 posts clearly pointed to many of those connecting experiences. Literature, music, film, family, conversation, and wondering represent a large percentage of the topics on which I've opined, ranted or raved, sought your views. I'm always hungry to hear more from you and I'm invariably thrilled when anyone responds to me in any way. 

Please let me know some ways to keep you engaged for another 2000 posts. Because although I spoke of my 2000th post when I reached #1000 on 4/21/15, I don't think I really expected another 1000 posts were in my future. Go figure. 

Reflections From The Bell Curve: M Marks The Spot

Reflections From The Bell Curve: Maiden Voyage


7 comments:

  1. Good morning, Pat. I Hope this finds you doing well. I was hoping to send this earlier but the holidays were upon us and ... well ..
    2000 Blog Posts !!!! Wow. That is quite an accomplishment. Being still somewhat new to "Reflections", I am nowhere near going back and reading that many. And to be honest, I may never get to all of them. However, I can say that its the titles of each post that attracts me to it and piques my curiosity to read them. So, from my perspective, keep doing what you're doing. The subjects you write, and have written, about are timely and include subjects/information that I find interesting. To say it again, I enjoy reading your posts and look forward to your future writings.
    Hope the family is well,
    Bob

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  2. Hi Pat: I too enjoy your posts even if the topic is totally foreign to me. My attitude is you can always learn something new. Thanks for providing me an opportunity to "reflect" several times a week. Best, Ines

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    1. Bob & Ines; Forgive me for thanking you both at the same time but you share the distinction of being two of my biggest current non-family supporters. I've told you both many times how I value that support. Never hesitate to tell me how I can continue to earn it.

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  3. Congratulations on 2000! I’m always amazed at how consistent and devoted you have been to this over the years. Great work and thanks for the creative insights.

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    1. Thanks sweetheart; when all else fails I can always rely on you to be my biggest fan.

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  4. Congratulations on the 2000th, Pat! Yours is a most consistently interesting and delicious food-for-thought-bank which I hope is not stretching a metaphor too far. Thank you for pouring your soul into it for the benefit of all of us who enjoy the nourishment you freely share. And it is a "letting go" of sorts, apropos your comment about Buddhist thought. Once you have published an opinion, review or musing, you have turned it loose to have its own life separate from whatever you intended.

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    1. Hey Steve; Thanks for the kind words and continuing support of my blog. Especially appreciate the link to Buddhism; tells me you've paid close attention to my "food-for-thought" bank. I love that metaphor, stretched or not.

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