Saturday, July 4, 2015
Between dealing with the aftermath of my father's death, a broken arm and all of the atrocities being committed by Scott Walker and Chris Abele, it again has slipped past me that two days ago marked the eighth anniversary that my friend Jay Bullock opened a Pandora's Box by giving me writing privileges at his blog, Folkbum's Rambles and Rants.
That led to my taking over Whallah! and then seven years ago, opening up this here blog that we affectionately call Cog Dis.
Since then, I have been joined with great writers and great friends like Jeff Simpson, Meg, Keith, DFL and so many others.
Along with other great blogs like Blogging Blue (which just had their own blogbirthversary too!), Uppity Wisconsin, blue cheddar and Jake's Funhouse, we have been doing what the mainstream media has failed to do, which is to hold these miscreants accountable.
While we have had our ups an downs throughout the year, two things I will remember with great happiness.
First and foremost is Jeff again kicking cancer's ass around the block.
The other great thing is getting to join the esteemed crew at Crooks & Liars. I would be a liar myself if I did not say I take great pride in that. And I must be doing OK, since they haven't cut me off after about nine months or so.
But the best thing of all about doing this is you, gentle reader. Without you, we would be just spitting into the wind. But with your support and readership, we are able to join our voices together to fight the evils that surround us.
Now, if you'll excuse me, there is something wrong on the Internet that I need to address.