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.
Among other things, I caught a moderate to severe case of the flu- twice.
Maybe I’m just ignorant, but I was under the impression that there was only one ‘strain’ of the flu for each ‘flu season’ and once you’d had it and overcome it you were immune until next season.
Apparently that is not correct.
Apparently there are millions of different ‘flus’ flying around at all times, and the antibodies or whatever your body fights them with only work against the exact version you had.
Not me, obviously.
Dang it, Jim… I’m a writer, not a doctor!
In any case, by the grace of God, I am still alive- and I’ve learned a valuable lesson about microbiology.
Thank you to everyone who expressed concern and prayers for my well being.
I am back in the office and the cobwebs have been cleaned from the keyboard, so your regularly scheduled programming will resume shortly.
Stay tuned… some big news is coming…
“Believe me when I say that you’ll see greater things.”
I’ve missed you. :)