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Sadly, WordPress apparently is not offering its Bloggers a Year in Review for 2016.

To me, this is yet another example of one of the little nice things in our lives that our online corporate administrators, like even YouTube, and Google or Amazon, who are increasingly changing on us, to the civilian detriment, while withdrawing the ease of use after getting us used to them! It is classic “bait and switch”.

It Sux and is not about the “statistics”. Nyet, it is about the creatively fun way that WordPress.com presented this yearly gift to us, lo these past years, since I began to blog in 2009.

If you know of another blog platform that has not thrown the “baby out with the bathwater” and still is fun, please let me know because maybe it is time to take my writing “business” elsewhere it is still appreciated and FUN. Here is what a beautiful job they did last year. Attempts to contact “Support” directly only lead to frustration – and we have enough of that on a daily basis not to want to pursue it – what they must count upon.

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Click this link please and then leave a comment!

https://achilliad.wordpress.com/2015/annual-report/

Now for the one-year Anniversary blog post!  In November of last year, I felt so down, betrayed, alone and cut-off from the world due to a cornucopia of  events that I began this blog at long last upon the urging of a couple of my alumni amigos from thirty-plus years ago at the University.  I’m not rehashing; if curious go back and read the first ones….pathetic, LOL
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A year later tonight, I still have yet to figure out how to “make money” doing this, like that person suggested that I could; heartily THANK the over twenty-three hundred pair of eyes who have visited and read my words, and basically feel that this is an exercise in a type of therapy that is unique to the kind of personality and skill set that I possess.  If you would have told me that I would compose almost ninety original articles a year prior to this upstart, I would have had your head examined.  As my Dad would sometimes amusingly say, “Who woulda THUNK it??”

I hope you had a good and refreshing “Turkey Day” – I spent mine with a new crew of people this year, and the resulting conversations were enlightening and entertaining.  Football was on in one of the rooms, but didn’t want to miss the networking opportunities, so I ignored it except in-passing.  I gave silent thanks for a few positive events and people who happened into my life during the past twelve months, yet still feel that I’m being somehow punished for my “sins” (whatever those are) because I am not as financially well off as I thought I would be at this age.  Trying stay creative and follow my own advice to think “outside the box”, I am buoyed that I am only days away from previewing for publication my first-ever book of original poetry (“Sad Face King” – as a little paperback – still going for the eventual  hardcover versions though)!  It will soon be followed by my memoir of my days in professional commercial radio as a on-air personality.

Pickhitt: The following three topics are open for your discussion: 1. I hope the media leaves the late Princess Diana’s son, Prince William, and his fiancee` alone enough to have as normal a courtship and wedding as possible for two people who are as famous as they are.  I pray the news media remember that their allies, the paparazzi, were largely responsible for Lady Di’s premature death, and back-off.  2. Now we know that at least one  of the guys President Obama plays basketball with is, what we used to call thirty years ago, a “butcher” LOL.  I wonder if the guy who threw the elbow is worried about his job?  I know I would be, Ha!  Do ya think the Prez maybe stuck his mug in there too close while guarding this chap?  Guess the Jay Lenos of  the world will leave us in “stitches” commenting on the incident.

Finally, since when does the USPS (Postal “Service”) close at noon on the Friday after Thanksgiving without publicizing it in-advance??  I wasn’t the only one in the parking lot of the local P.O. with a bewildered look on my face early on Black Friday afternoon – it was freakin’ WEIRD!!  What would have made more sense would have been for them to open at noon since most of us who do not have to get up early after getting stuffed, etc, choose to sleep-in a bit longer before joining the fray.  ‘Guess we are lucky we got mail delivery at the house on black Friday, and don’t they only work one-half a day on Saturday anyway??   No wonder that they are always crying that they are going broke!!   Watch-out, here comes another stamp rate hike!! 

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During the past year, a few of you have commented on my rants, but not enough for a real worldwide discussion, and so, my pupils, please kick the comments UP a notch as I continue this blogging journey, or I’ll have to raise the retirement age :-J

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