My how the time flies. I looked up from my desk today and realized with a shock that today is the day, nine years ago, that I decided to try my hand at writing about wine. Which means I've been writing about wine somewhere between four days a week and seven days a week for nine years, with only a couple of short breaks for my honeymoon, the birth of my daughter, and a long fishing trip in Alaska.
Last year I spent a lot of time thinking about what had transpired over the (then eight) years I've been blogging about wine. You can read that here. This year I haven't had time to consider any additional deep thoughts on the occasion of my blogging anniversary.
But I do have time to do the most important thing for me to do on this most minor of occasions, and that is to thank you, my readers for continuing to give me two of your most precious commodities -- your time and attention.
Frankly there are probably better things to do with my time, but I enjoy it so much, and a large part of that enjoyment is knowing that other folks find it useful, entertaining, or simply just a reasonable way to pass the time.
Whatever the reason that you keep coming back here to read, thank you so much, and I hope that I continue to sustain your interest, even as wine continues to sustain your passion.
Here's to another year. Bottoms up!
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