Hope you felt the prayers I was prayin'this morning, very early and 2000 miles away. Hope they weren't needed.
I did indeed. Prayers are always needed.
I said a few myself...said to my husband, "I hope Vanderleun is alright.
Well, that answers the two questions I had on the sidebar: You continue to be, and you aren't vacationing in Hell. Other than that, how's the weather, Gerard?
I'm glad you posted. I was becoming concerned. Losing John J. Reilly was bad enough.
Take care of yourself.
I was worried too Gerard. But I am worried a lot of late and did not want to contact you and spread my fears.
The sun is shining today!
Okay - now you are back and now I can stop worrying.
Whew.... Said a prayer for you Gerard.
You have turned us all into liberals... We have all become dependent upon the largess of your prose and intellect.
God Bless you and keep up the hard work..
I am deeply touched and moved by these comments and all those in email.
Thank you all once again.
Just yesterday I began to feel some concern about you, though I chalked it up to probable exhaustion brought on by diminished heart capacity
Now let me go on on something snarky so your head doesn't get completely turned. I'm going to parody this Dylan song; it's going to be my magnum opus. I got one stanza down already
Oh what have you seen, my patriot son
And what have you seem my loyal young one
I've seen one trillion bucks disappear in a rathole
I saw an American Chief bow down like a butler
I saw an old vet protest and they called him a Nazi
I saw American AKs in the hands of drug dealers
I saw 90,000 in debt put on the backs of our children
I saw a shovel ready project where no one was digging
I saw Congress and White house defy the will of the people
And it's a tard's; it's a tard's; it's a tard's it's a tard's
It's a tard's reign's a-gonna fall
Out of the park, Calimelennie.
I was sure G was alright, although I must confess to some white knuckles.
I've seen Bob 3 times. 76, 85 (or 86, my drunken years, dunno), 08. Just amazing what he does. He never reinvents himself. He forces you to reinvent yourself. He pisses upon your expectations. I kinda like that.