It is hard to explain why anyone would insist on writing a blog year in, year out, let alone this one.
I can’t even explain it to myself. It simply starts getting late in the day and I sit down and do it. “I feels me a blog comin’ on,” or something like that.
But every once in a while I get a glimpse at what really motivates me, and it’s always through the eyes of someone else. In the mail a couple of days ago I got a check for $50, which is a lot, and which means a lot. But the letter? That was the real payday.
“Yet another year has passed & your blog is still showing up in my inbox a few times a week & your blog is still a major source of news & entertainment.
“Due to my continued disdain for PayPal, I’m sending another old-fashioned check.
“Please continue your blog as you have been for many years now. It makes a difference in the lives of so many people.
“I look forward to racing with you in a leaky-prostate race in the coming month.”