Happy New Year to my friends who start celebrating it tonight.
To everybody else too. We can all use a happy, healthy, sweet next twelve months or so (lunar calendar vs. solar calendar makes these things a little inexact.)
Work remains toxic, but with the fun addition of my being completely behind schedule, through no fault of my own, as well.
I've had plenty of grist for the blog mill since last time I posted, but no time to do it and intermittent bouts of depression to keep me from it when I DO have the time.
Future posts will include a picture of Playtah's brick, video of Monkeyboy killing Trandoshans in the online game "Star Wars: Republic Commando", new pictures of Ted who is, no kidding, now larger than a tribble, and the new Springsteen album. (Yes, I've already heard it. No, I can't tell you how.)
Also, the project I alluded to here and here has progressed to the stage of a date for second interviews.
Yup, "interviews," as in plural.
They can't be devoting that much time and energy to this if they're not serious, so please keep those fingers crossed (with the usual caveats about typing or carrying boiling water.)
Finally, it is traditional at this time of year for Jews to ask forgiveness of anyone they have sinned against in the past year. Anything from hurtful speech on up. So please, my friends, I ask your forgiveness for anything I may have done that hurt you this past year. And please rest assured that you have my forgiveness for anything hurtful you may have done to me.
Tonight's liturgy says something like "For sins against G-d, G-d can grant atonement, but for sins against another person, you can only seek pardon from that other person."
(That's not a verbatim quote because I don't keep a copy of the High Holidays prayerbook handy, but it's pretty close.)
And, most of all, thank you for the gift of your friendship. It's been a real blessing since I started this blog.