Wishing Readers the Best for the New Year

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by Neil Godfrey

Thank you for keeping Vridar on your reading list.

I’ve been too much out of touch with Vridar for some weeks now with a series of hospitalizing mishaps (ranging from illness to accidents (plural) to acts of the thunder god Zeus (yes, he does exist) blowing out various power and internet connections) and various family responsibilities (including assisting with help for my 93 year old mother some distance from where I normally live). Here’s hoping I have served as the scapegoat for Vridar readers so may none of these misfortunes fall upon any of you in 2020.

And thanks to Tim, too, for the tech work in putting the blog on a more reliable server to eliminate those outage times. And thanks, too, for those who have assisted financially to maintain a more reliable online presence.

Only six more weeks left to master the use of crutches with this leg. I’ve already fallen over twice learning to use those things but thankfully someone was nearby to help me back up on my good leg. So save your happy new year wishes for me till mid-February! 🙂





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  • James Barlow
    2020-01-01 09:07:36 GMT+0000 - 09:07 | Permalink

    Omg! I was about to write you curious as to how our “project” was coming along!
    I too once went through an oddly unlikely train of dire circumstance but you hang in there and I’ll ne coming back at you at the Ides of February. Do take care!
    Fortuna auctores veritatem conservabit!

  • Christine
    2020-01-01 09:27:57 GMT+0000 - 09:27 | Permalink

    2019 has passed and here’s hoping 2020 is like a great big present for you to open up, then!

  • 2020-01-01 09:29:18 GMT+0000 - 09:29 | Permalink

    Oh my Neil… what the hell??!!! what is going on.? so sorry man!

    So Neil, what can I do or we can do to help you through these terrible mishaps.?

    Marty Lewadny….

  • 2020-01-01 10:30:58 GMT+0000 - 10:30 | Permalink

    Neil and Tim, thanks for your excellent posts in 2019! And best wishes for the new Year to all!

  • Bob Moore
    2020-01-01 14:07:08 GMT+0000 - 14:07 | Permalink

    Good grief!

  • db
    2020-01-01 15:35:01 GMT+0000 - 15:35 | Permalink

    OP: “Here’s hoping I have served as the scapegoat for Vridar readers so may none of these misfortunes fall upon any of you in 2020.”

    LOL, Thanks for taking one (two, three…) for the team 🙂

    NB-PC: I am not laughing at Neil’s misfortune, I am laughing with Neil at his misfortune per his substitutionary atonement reference. (End of politically incorrect disclaimer)


    • How does the Old Mountain Goat get to become old?

    • He watches where he steps!

    Get well soon Neil and have a good New Year to everyone!

  • Giuseppe
    2020-01-01 15:51:41 GMT+0000 - 15:51 | Permalink

    Happy new year, Neil and Tim!

  • James Edgerton Sr.
    2020-01-02 08:53:36 GMT+0000 - 08:53 | Permalink

    Best wishes! In times of deeply disorienting and dizzingly instable politics, like Trumpism, I also sometimes find it difficult to maintain personal physical balance. Literally, physically. Shocking ideas can literally make us dizzy.

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