Hey, I might get to 2000 posts tonite after all, ’cause I’ve got some drafts I’m working on as we speak…but one of the things I must do is to thank my loyal readers, and particularly those who have gotten in on the discussion. I note the top five commenters consist of:
- Don Black, who was best man in my wedding and I in his. He is an excellent blogger in his own right, and I highly, highly commend his blog, the Salty Peanut Gallery. I still don’t really get the name, but he agrees with me on a lot of stuff, and (sometimes violently) disagrees with me just often enough to be interesting.
- Laurie, who lives in Alabama and whom I’ve never met, but who agrees with me so regularly that several particularly nasty adversaries accused me of posting as “Laurie, my alter ego”. Right. She’s not a blogger, but should be. Laurie just yesterday passed into second place, ahead of a guy who got into a ridiculous “posting war” to see who could be atop the list. His name is
- Warren Throckmorton, who is known by important people as a professor and a “fellow” at the think tank at Grove City College in PA, and who is known as a goof by people who really know him. I love this man. Check that; given his specialty, and his adversaries, if it got out that I said I “loved” Warren, his career could be ruined.
- Andrew Heffner, “Hefe”, who worked for me as youth/music pastor at Fellowship Community Church in Mercer, PA, who is planting a church in the Pittsburgh metro area now, and who engaged in the “comment war” with Don and Warren.
- Graham Pointer, from across the pond, who regularly brings his lively Brit point of view to the discussion. I don’t have the context to always know what Graham is referring to (we Americans, to our discredit, know a lot less about England than our English friends do about America), but he’s got his head on straight, for sure.
And then I’d be remiss not to point out the guy behind it all, my lifelong friend Paul Oyler, known affectionately (only) on this blog as “Webbiedude Paul”. He put it together and made it all happen. I couldn’t have done it without you, buddy. Thanks…and thanks to all of you.