"The Lad (a/k/a Action Lad) turned sixteen today, so you can imagine why I'm smiling.
Also, because as I sit here I can see this:
Which he saw in a bookstore last weekend, snatched it up immediately, brought it home, showed it off to me…"
"Today, my doctor also told me about a patient who is against wearing masks. Being a doctor, in a office building full of other doctors, he's very strict about masks. He's got a sign on the door that flatly states, "PLEASE WEAR A MASK…"
"On another visit, my doctor told me about the time he treated a rich man's spoiled princess daughter. The kind of rich man who has bodyguards around wherever his little girl goes -- big, burly, dark-haired guys wearing sunglasses and suits that…"
"I visited my doctor today, which is fun because he always has lots of stories about the people he meets and deals with and his travels. (Like this one.)
Today, he told me that the neighbor who lives behind his house is the First Daughter and the…"
Thanks fot the welcome! Man, you ARE old! I don't even want to think about how long I've been writing my column. I figured I had a half-dozen topics tops, but they just keep coming. I'm glad you enjoy it.
I appreciate you taking the time to tell me that. In fact, I'm right in the middle of preparing the next Deck Log entry when I took a moment to check my new e-mail.
I imagine all of us leave a bigger wake than what we realise. But it's nice to, every once in a while, have somebody tell us so. I'm glad you enjoy the column. Many moons ago, when Rich Lane approached me with the idea, my first concern (after wondering if there was enough material to keep a Silver-Age column going for long) was if anybody would have any interest in reading it.
The hit-counters tell me that somebody's out there reading it, but it's an especial treat to get a note like yours. I completely understand the business about not saying anything unless you have something to say. In reflexion, I'm the same way. Not only on threads here, but I frequent other sites regularly, and have yet to post a comment---because there's nothing I can add to the commentary.