Thursday, May 08, 2014

A Happy Birthday - and a Happy Road Ahead!

Exactly nine years ago today, this blog appeared for the first time. Since then, I have posted 22,347 articles from a wide variety of sources, covering over 500 topics.

I could not have done this without the support of readers - and the cooperation of media sources. In many cases, writers and journalists put their lives at risk to bring us stories of unimaginable horror. Far too many have been injured or killed. Without these brave men and women, we would be ignorant to the injustice and cruelty in this world.

Today also marks another milestone.

In January 2012, in "The Road Ahead." I announced that the blog would cease publication on May 08, 2015. That means, the blog is in it's last year.

Oh have no fear, the blog will remain online, unaltered. All articles will be fully accessible. If something should happen to Blogger, I have back-up copies in various locations. I have also made the decision that if necessary, the blog will return for "Special Editions".

Time has passed quickly. It doesn't seem that long ago since, "The Road Ahead" was published. I have no regrets. Other pastures and avenues await.

Finally, I would like to thank "Dearest." Without her support, encouragement, patience and strength, this blog would not have been so successful. She helped release a calmness and sense of perspective I never knew lay inside me. Whenever I ask myself, "Does this blog make a difference? Will I never cease hearing, 'must never happen again' " only to see it happen over and over, she helps me see the answer, "Maybe. Maybe not, but even if it's just the tiniest of difference - give it a shot."

The Road Ahead wont be walked along - it will be skipped along:)

Wherever you may be - be safe