Hi, everyone! I just wanted to take a moment to officially declare today: “Allison’s Blog Reader Appreciation Day.”
Not so long ago this blog saw nothing but the occasional visit from my mom. And actually, I’m not entirely sure she ever looked at it. She probably still doesn’t, so never mind. (If you do, I love you, Mom!)
Anyway, it’s been great to see so many of you come on board and hang out with us here even if most of you are pretty quiet. I don’t blame you. What do you really say to half of the insanity we throw out there? Still, despite our randomness, you stick by us and we have readers from all over the world. We love you all dearly and decided it’s time for a special acknowledgement to all of you.
To those in
, stay tuned for a special post on "Das Experiment" in the near future (and plenty on the Bundesliga, I’m sure). In case you’re wondering, Daniel Mueller in my next novel Germany is German, but is not in any way a reference to Bayern Munich’s Thomas Mueller. Our son Lukas’ name, however, may have been inspired by Lukas Podolski… Franklin Academy
To those in
Canada, since my other half was born and raised in will always be near and dear to our hearts. We travel there frequently and visit with family and friends all over Toronto, Canada . You will see much rumination about those experiences. Maybe we can BBQ next time we’re up there. Ontario
I would also like to give a special hello to our reader in
. Even though I know you’re only a spammer trying to get us to buy a cheap laptop battery, I appreciate you stopping by. I hope you’re at least enjoying a laugh or two as you post your spam. Indonesia
For those in
, Holly wanted to do an entry on a recent Irish film she saw, but I asked her not to because of the controversial nature of the subject. (If you’d like to have a private discussion, by all means, please contact me via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. I always love constructive dialogue on any subject and learning as much as possible about other people, cultures, and the world that houses all of us). Ireland
*Quick Aside: That goes for anyone. E-mail me if you have something you want to say but aren’t ready to go public. If I receive your comment directly through e-mail I will assume you want it to remain private unless you state otherwise. Just put “blog” in the subject line so I see the context of your message.
To those from the
, hey, how’s it going? Why haven’t you bought my book yet??? Kidding! …but you should. AND, we love you too. United States
We’re all in this epoch together regardless of who we are, where we’re from, to what we aspire, or where we’ve been. We’re all pieces of the same blip in history and have the same obligations to respect and understand each other even if we don’t always agree.
So one big, giant hug all around, and thank you for being a part of this journey. Hopefully this is only the beginning!