Under the circumstances, I suppose it’s nearly mandatory that I start off by saying, “Evening, possums!”
I was as disappointed as anyone when I read that Anna had decided to give up blogging. For while Anna and I did not always see eye to eye on everything, I have always admired the thought and cool reason that imbues her posts.
It is difficult enough to be thought-provoking, even more difficult to be thoughtful and finally it is nearly impossible to do both of the above while remaining dispassionate while contemplating the lunacy and misery of the world around us.
So I thought briefly â probably too briefly! â about Annaâs offer of handing over her blog and decided that I did not want the blog to go away and that I would keep the blog going for her until she feels happy to return to the fold.
Because I cannot interpret the world the same way Anna does, it is inevitable that the blog will undergo some changes. However, I will do my very best to adhere to the ideal of being thought-provoking, thoughtful and reasoned.
Anna and I have just had a delightful chat and she has very kindly and generously handed over the keys to her kingdom. I can only thank her for her kind generosity and warm spirit and all the pleasure she has given and thought and discussion she has provoked. I wish her a prompt return to health and a prompt return to blogging. The door will always be open for your return!
On matters administrative, existing guest bloggers are welcome to continue their contributions and anyone who feels they have something to contribute to the site is more than welcome to submit articles for consideration, whether you are an established blogger or even if you want to dip your toe in the water of blogdom.
Welcome to all readers, old and new and let the games commence!
(And with a deep breath, I crossed my fingers and clicked “Publish”)