Happy holidays from the confessor, the aggressor, the lover and the fighter.
The wiseguy, the nice guy, the buckeye.
The poser and the pleaser, the jagoff and the jamoke.
Still here, still standing—
—and still grateful for you, the insiders, outsiders, the hotshots and those who fear they are drudges, the helpers and helped, the afflicting and afflicted, the annoying and annoyed, the critics and the critiqued, scrutinizers and the scrootened, the middle-of-the-roaders and outlyers, the curmudgeonly and the curmudgeonees.
The communicators, who read Writing Boots.
Here’s to another year of (mutual) effort, to understand.