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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

Maine Family Robinson

Hi everybody. Many thanks to everyone that reads, and comments, and links, and buys furniture, and uses the Amazon button here at Sippican Cottage, and of course at The Borderline Sociopathic Blog For Boys. This medium – tapping on the Intertunnel wall like the hull of a stranded submarine, waiting for any old ship to pass over and know I’m down here – has, in many ways, been my salvation. I can’t count how many bug bites I’d have if I was still standing on the highway overpass yelling at cars instead of blogging. And you get a very uneven tan that way, too.

I’ve made lots of friends on the Intertunnel. It’s odd and marvelous that some of my best friends are sorta imaginary – I only know them through pixels. I don’t want to point any particular people out, as there are so many that I’d forget one or two and that would diminish the effect of simply saying: Thanks for reading and…

Oops, I already did that in the first paragraph.

One Intertunnel friend I made that I’ve actually met in person a couple times is Gerard Vanderleun. He’s a bucket of brains and a barrel of monkeys. He’s the editor in chief over at the fledgling Rightnetwork, now, which is why it looks like something right away. He’s hired me to write about moving to this godforsaken, benighted, frigid, lonesome…

I meant to say: this marvelous place I call home now. Do drop by. Maine Family Robinson

7 Responses

  1. I saw it over there. Read it, too. Much to think about as my child grows, and the newbie looms. I have many fears about their education.

    Congratulations on the work at the Rightnetwork. Gerard is indeed everything you said, plus an excellent judge of talent, as is now evident.

    Enjoy Maine! More.

  2. Congratulations, Sippican, to both you and Daphne. You both are fine, fine writers, and it is a privilege and honor to be able to say I knew ye from way back when!

  3. Am so pleased to now be able to read your thoughtful essays. I think you are at your best when commenting upon society, much like Lileks. More, please!
    Deb in Madison

  4. Hi everyone- Thanks.

    Harriet- I'm not sure. I could go check.

    Do you know where the HR office for the Intertunnel is?

  5. You and Gerard are two of my favorite reads, bar none. Wishing you both continued success and all the best.

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