Long ago, the great Mark Twain took a vacation.
That wouldn’t be very remarkable, except that upon his return, he discovered that some blockhead had circulated the ‘news’ that he had in fact died while away.
Much like our own day, other uninformed blockheads immediately picked up the story and within a few days everyone around the country was mourning the loss of their cultural icon.
Twain’s response was characteristically ‘Twain’.
If the anecdote is to be believed, he simply responded with the now famous phrase, “Rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
I’m certainly no Mark Twain, but I have been absent for a while, and there may be some wild rumors circulating.
So let me assure you, rumors of my death, disenfranchisement, and/or disillusionment are indeed greatly exaggerated.
If I can be honest though, the last few weeks have been pretty rough for ol’ Dave.