April was not a cruel month to Rememorandom, despite what Mr. Eliot may think. In fact, by my participating in the AtoZ Challenge, my humble weblog hit a growth spurt, both in output and input. I've garnered a few new Followers, fine folks that I hope continue to read my meager ramblings, and I've found a few new blogs that I'm following as well.
I was happy with the short story I wrote during the second week, starting with H and ending on M. It had been a while since I'd written a story, let alone finished one, and I'm glad to have had the impetus to write something. To those of you that read it, many thanks.
It should have been clear to anyone reading that faith is an integral part of my being, as many of my posts dealt with "spiritual things," from Jesus to the Church to the many blessings I have in my life. I am not ashamed of the gospel, and I will never be. It was not my aim to cause anyone offense, but it was my aim to proclaim the Truth that God has revealed in the Bible and in my life. I will not apologize for the Truth. Believe me, it's just as offensive to me as it is to anyone else. I'm still human, still a sinner, only I'm relying on the promises of the Eternal One and His Word to keep me in line.
The AtoZ Challenge was a fun way to blog for a month, and I enjoyed reading through many of the different blogs out there that signed up. There was no way that I was going to visit all of the blogs that participated (over 2000!), but I found some gems from the few I did. In particular, it was a nice happenstance to click on Watershed Moments, a blog from a Canadian hydrologist with a specialty in snow hydrology. Fascinating. Another blog, Geeky Daddy, had a STAR WARS theme, and it's always a pleasure to find new geeky friends. The last month also rekindled an old friendship and inspired him to begin blogging a bit more frequently. Check out Jordan's blog at Common Sense to Live By for a unique voice that's quasi-politically focused. I tend to shy away from politics (I'm a registered Independent!), but it's nice hearing fair-minded opinions.
A special thanks to longtime Rememorandom follower David Wag, who blogs over at My Little Corner of the World. If not for him, I never would have started this crazy journey.
Finally, to all the new Followers out there, thank you very much for stopping by. It's an honor to have people that are interested in what I have to say. What's more, it's an awesome wonder to be a part of a community of perfect strangers that becomes something more than just random characters on a screen. I've made many e-friendships, so to speak, and it's this community within the blogosphere that consistently amazes me. I do hope you all continue to follow along here, but if not, I hope our time together was at least meaningful. Or entertaining. Or bizarre...