For those of you who read my most recent 100th blog and thought sure you were shed of me, it ain't so, Joe. You might justifiably have believed you wouldn't have David Lewis to kick around anymore -- but you do. Here I am ready for the next 100 attempts to bore my adoring public -- all three readers.
Yes, it is true 100 blogs were the original goal. And, it may jolly well be true that I may have nothing left to say worth saving to my computer's hard drive. However, there are some really compelling reasons to continue this odyssey.
Reason No. 10 - Conceding no locked-in agenda as to what to write, my curiosity is boundless and encompasses everything from the mundane to the meteoric. As my observations usually lean mostly to the mundane, why not bore others with my thoughts?
Reason No. 9 - Nobody else would publish my generally incoherent writings. As I've told the current and former editors of The Brazil Times, I could cover their desk with stuff I wrote which no one published.
Reason No. 8 -- I still have some unfinished junk drafted. Most of these drafts were never submitted because so far even I can't understand what I wrote.
Reason No. 7 - There really are things going on in Brazil which need to be brought to your attention. For example, no one has yet to offer me a 3-for-free coupon to try Eddie's.
Reason No. 6 - Haven't even begun to remember all the things I learned from my father. And there's at least one story which ought to be told come Veteran's Day.
Reason No. 5 -- Those who seem to most identify with my writings are folks who grew up in the 1950s, and now wish (as I) that they had paid better attention. We old folk have got to stick together!
Reason No. 4 - Somewhere there is a philosopher hiding deep in my brain who wants to have lived an examined life; somewhere a spiritual being seeking divine truth. If I write it, will it come?
Reason No. 3 - How else am I going to keep Kay guessing as to what I'll say next?
Reason No. 2 -- Opportunity to document my light speed descent into advanced old age (as frequently referenced by our just as rapidly aging five children).
Reason No. 1 - Haven't nearly finished embarrassing above referenced children. There has just got to be at least two good blogs about each one of them left in me! Nathan is next.
So, here we go. One-hundred blogs ago the thought was to submit two blogs every week. That long-ago proved beyond my ability. One quickly comes to appreciate those making a living daily writing something actually worth reading. My next 100 blog goal should keep me busy enough for the next year, or two, or longer.
David L. Lewis is an observer of and sometimes commentator on life who may be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.