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Thank You. November 18, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death, Politics and Society.

This, my friends, is my 1500th post.

That’s 1500 times I’ve impinged on your reality with my ideas and obsessions, many of which were somewhat disjointed from their predecessors.

It might be relevant that my favorite short story is Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis,”  seeing as that’s about what happened here at Little Bang Theory.

I mean, I didn’t wake up on my back with a surfeit of legs waving incongruously above me.  But I’ve gone from a ranter to an observer to a photographer and back.

Thanks to all of you who have humored me by sticking around through the changes, forgiving me my abject failures and supporting me when things clicked.  I’m talking about BlueGal, who first encouraged/helped me to begin blogging and still inspires me with her powerful perceptions of Our Current Dilemma (her podcasts with Driftglass are an essential part of my weekly education.)  I’m talking about Bob Rutledge, my Siamese Cousin Separated at Birth (by several years and close to a thousand miles) who was my first commenter back in 2007, finishing my thoughts and appreciating my humble efforts as I shifted from politics into photography, and to all of you, Susan, Lisa, SO many others who have kept me going.

Look for me to broaden my palette to include All Of The Above, to get back into climbing (though not as a participant; my over-zealous pursuit of this younger-persons’ sport well into my dotage destroyed my rotator cuffs, rendering me an observer,) social issues which demand that ALL OF US participate, and other fields of endeavor which I can’t presently imagine.

That is to say, I have no idea where this blogging stuff will take me.  I only know that I’m wed to the idea of sharing my thoughts and observations and joys and frustrations and little daily miracles with those of you who have stuck with me thus far, and perhaps even roping a few unsuspecting passers-by into my small but growing world of observations and musings.

Again, a hearty “Thanks” to you, the people who are the fuel for my fire.  I wouldn’t be here without you.




1. Bob - November 18, 2011

If the next 1500 are as good as the first 1500, we’re all in for a helluva good ride.

Glad I know you, and very glad you write/photograph so well.


2. littlebangtheory - November 19, 2011

And fifteen hundred Herculean efforts later (well, OK, some of them were pretty feeble,) you’re once again the first to comment. I hope we meet some day so I can thank you in person. 🙂

Bob - November 19, 2011

I, too, hope we can meet in person someday, either here in Costa Rica so you can enjoy a bit of Tropics, or in Western MA so I can enjoy a bit of seasons.

(and I’ll try not to hog the commenting) 😉

Bob - November 19, 2011

Also, I well remember that night long ago — 4 years in computer terms is an eon — when I saw that your comments at Shakesville showed a link to a BLOG!

I had to come say hi.

3. Laurie B - November 19, 2011

Wel, CR, you certainly do get around our lovely place out here out west. I’m not sure how I got here with you but am so happy that I have. Congrats on 1500, nothing short of remarkable there. Friends in our part of the world and friends in New Zealand have you on blog lists (HEY, my friends, comment every now and then, geez, it only takes a few minutes). Anyways, wherever you take your joy boy lenses, (and they do such a great job), I’m happy to witness what you post. Many good years of non rock climbing good health and some great photo opps on ya’. I sure do love that you post, thanks.

4. Lisa Golden - November 19, 2011

Congratulations on your milestone post!

It’s my pleasure to be here. Even when I don’t comment, I always read and look at the gorgeous photos.

5. Randal Graves - November 19, 2011

Yeah, yeah, congrats and all that, but man, these cold cuts are terrible. 🙂

6. eileen - November 19, 2011

Congratulations on 1500 posts!

I love your photography and that you name the places. I remember them when I read of them in your descriptions and they remind me of home.

And keep reminding us to participate. It does work – this week a vote on drilling and fracking in the Delaware River Basin was stopped because Delaware’s governor announced he would not support drilling. This happened because of many, many people writing and calling the governors’ offices (PA, NJ, NY, Del.) It’s not over, there’s more to come, but motivated people can succeed.

And with people like you encouraging action, we’ll occupy everywhere.

7. littlebangtheory - November 19, 2011

Lisa, you’re one of the originals, that is, one of the folks whose efforts pulled me into the Blogosphere. Thank you for your staying power and for your comments, which I appreciate even if they are well spaced!

Randal, sorry about the cold cuts, my caterer will surely hear about it from me (though he doesn’t read my blog, the cad!)

eileen, so glad to provide that connection. And thanks for the affirmation – sometimes spreading the word is all I have time for. I’m glad to hear that Deleware has a CEO with a clue – neighboring New York has Governor Quomo chomping at the bit to generate wall Street revenues, and forgetting about the people he’s sworn to represent in favor of the people who fund him. DAMN, we need to fix our campaign financing!!!

8. Paul in ABQ - November 21, 2011

Congratulations. Whatever you post, I am grateful for your sharing. You rant eloquently, you see and share through photography eloquently. I enjoy it all. You appreciate creation and life instead of passing through unconsciously. Also glad to see ABQ on your bucket list. All the best, buddy.

9. littlebangtheory - November 21, 2011

Paul, thanks most sincerely. And yes, ABQ is on my list; I’ve passed through a few times, always on my way to somewhere else and on a time line, but never failed to marvel at the Sandias and the surrounding desert.

If I get a chance to explore that region I’ll be sure to consult you on your availability and the best time to visit for natural and cultural happenings!

10. susan - November 23, 2011

It was Lisa who first directed me here when she linked to some of your macro work in the forest. I’ve been hooked ever since and astounded by how your skills both photographic and written have grown. Best wishes for all the wonderful posts to come.

11. littlebangtheory - November 23, 2011

susan, your comments have always been a joy to me, perhaps because of your kind encouragement, perhaps because I’m particularly flattered that your keen Artist’s Eye sees value in my efforts!

Thanks for being here for the long haul. 🙂

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