Not a big deal, but I happened to notice that my last post was 499. Accordingly, this one is 500. I’ve never quite figured out why some numbers seem more important than the rest. 500 essays from short to long. I suppose that is noteworthy, but mostly, as the masthead says, I just want to record it. Writing helps me think. Forces me to organize my thinking better. Perhaps what I write will speak to a few. That will be a great reward.

Thankful for the ability to write, and grateful to those who read.