Today is the OH, HOW I MISS YOU blogfest:
http://strangepegs.blogspot.com/ - Andrew
http://theqqqe.blogspot.com/ - Matthew
The bloggers we really miss…
and the ones we would really miss!
"Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends." - Ambrose Bierce.
"Friendship is a sheltering tree." - Coleridge
"Friends are the only true wealth we have in this world and the only treasure we can hope to find in the next." - Victor Standish.
I agree with Ambrose: we have no absent friends. But not the reason why.
We have no absent friends because their spirit stays with us, enriching us at the oddest moments when a stray thought or word re-awakens a memory of them.
V. R. BARKOWSKI
She was the first blogger to follow me.
V.R. was my role model on how to be a good blogger:
Friendly, wise, warm, insightful, helpful.
She set the bar high. I do not match it.
But I try.
She grew weary of the grind of trying to get an agent, trying to be seen on her blog by those influencial in publishing.
I see where just recently that she has a short story being accepted by a Maine magazine.
I miss her.
WENDY TYLER RYAN
I do not even know her true last name.
Her last two names are the first names of her two sons.
That is all right. I am much like the cowboys of the Old West:
I do not pry.
Need a friend?
I tip my Stetson and give it.
Without Wendy, my books would not look as good.
Her book trailers for me are works of art.
Her friendship has never wavered.
That is rare.
Her last post was 5 weeks ago.
She is in the midst of publishing her anthology.
Wish her luck, everyone!
Speaking of anthologies:
I am in hers.
I am also in OPEN DOORS II
Their blog currently has a guest post by yours truly!
Give it a look!