Bloviating Zeppelin began on June 19th of 2004.
I never thought it would last more than a few months.
I was convinced I’d lose interest.
The first post I sent via e-mail just to my family. They never read it.
I wrote only for myself. I had no idea how to embed links, how to post photographs. I could do nothing but write and click the “PUBLISH POST” button. My thanks to Texas Fred and Robert from American & Proud for bringing my graphics into the 21st century.
Since then, my life has taken any number of turns I could never have forecast, too many to enumerate here.
I’ve written for me; I’ve written to document portions of my life so I won’t forget; I’ve written to bloviate, to excoriate, to yell, to educate. I’ve written when stone cold sober and remarkably inebriated. I’ve written with tears running down my cheeks. And I’ve written as the snow fell and stacked up, over six feet, on my deck.
Throughout all this, my greatest thanks go to you, my readers. Thank you for trusting me, for visiting, for taking the time to comment and interact.
With all the hubris, arrogance, violence, hate, discontent, confusion, lack of understanding and, mostly, lack of time, I know that each and every one of you are challenged in your lives.
Yet you still come by.
I stand amazed. And incredibly thankful.