Friday, October 7, 2016

A postscript: Wacky in WhoVille

Just wanted to drop a line -- several lines -- to advise those who still check in on the blog from time to time that the third (and, most likely, last) volume of the Tales from the Queer Studies Program, Wacky in WhoVille, is now available in print and in Kindle format from Amazon. Just click on the title in the previous line to find the page for the print edition, from which you can get to the Kindle edition as well.

"A fraternity in trouble, a historical play, stolen documents, the ghost of Abraham Lincoln and the irrepressible Bobby Dunn add to Professor Damien F. Malachy’s problems at Philip Peabody Horton University in this third installment of tales from the Queer Studies Program. A quirky story about a university for misfits and other queer things in the Midwest."

When I was keeping the blog regularly, I reported from time to time on my progress with this book. It is finally done!

Meanwhile, just to update: Tom and I are fine, the cats are fine and I am pondering a project for National Novel Writing Month in November.


And I hope all of you are well and happy. I continue to visit other blogs to keep up with folks.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The End

As I announced on June 7, it was my intention to end this blog when it passed 200,000 page views. This is a purely arbitrary line in the ink, but there is a certain logic to it. The time has now come to go. I thank those who have passed this way over the past decade.

Things in my own life have developed in such a way that I have decided to turn my time and energies to other things. Other responsibilities beckon, other adventures await. It has been a pleasure to keep this blog. No doubt it will be a pleasure to move on, although I will miss this and you.

Some kind souls have asked me, via comments and personal emails, to continue the blog in some occasional form. I am flattered and moved by the things they said. And I am tempted to respond positively to such requests. On the other hand, I have been blogging for a dozen years now. At one point, I was keeping four blogs going at the same time, each from a different perspective. In Dodd We Trust is in its tenth year. On this blog alone, I have posted almost 4,000 entries. Altogether I estimate I have written well over 5,000 entries as a blogger, while also publishing six books, a number of articles and doing free-lance editing and translation work. Oh, yeah, most of that time I had a full time job, too. 

As my Spanish-speaking friends would say, "¡Basta ya!" Enough already!

I will not take the blog down for some time, if ever. (I regret removing my earliest blog, Damien's Spot, in particular. I know that the internet is supposed to be forever, but I don't know where in the internet to find it.) Perhaps this iteration of my blogging efforts will remain for someone to stumble upon someday, and it will flash briefly again into life, to perplex or to amuse for a moment. So be it.

In a week or so, I will disable comments. Those already posted will remain.

It is not winter here in the northern hemisphere, just turning summer in fact. I intend to draw no comparison to the classic Calvin and Hobbes. But I like the way that strip ended: 

  Click on image to enlarge for easier reading.

May all be well with you. May you be happy and at peace. May your friends be many, your joys lasting and your sufferings fleeting. May you be light in darkness. And may you continue exploring your world which is new every day. 

And goodbye.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Today and tomorrow

Tomorrow I will post my farewell to this blog.

Today I want to provide links to a few of the blogs that I have been following. If you are unfamiliar with them, you may want to check them out.

Going Gently
I Should Be Laughing
Mitchell Is Moving
Sunny Says
The Closet Professor

I visit other blogs with some regularity, but I wanted to mention these in particular for those who might be looking for something to read once In Dodd We Trust disappears. I have enjoyed them, each in its own way, and encourage you to discover their possibilities.