Thursday, January 5, 2017

One Year Anniversary

Springdale Airport across the street from my apartment
Feb 2016
It's hard to believe that I have been writing this blog for a whole year. It is even harder to believe that it has been viewed over 8,000 times in that year. I think it is a safe bet that many different people have been here to read my silly haiku and One Sentence Stories, view photos of the people, places and things surrounding my life, and to read my reviews of the wildly varying stories, books, and movies that I have consumed. If you missed any of the 97 posts of 2016, there is no time like now to browse and catch up.

Though I am not vain enough to believe you came here on purpose because you love my writing, I hope you were inspired, entertained, enlightened, or enraged by what you read. And I thank you. Being read by others is very important to me as a writer, however it happens.

This started out as a daily exercise. I was completely unemployed at the time, and had no excuse not to write at least one short poem or story every day. Then I became underemployed, which took a lot more of my time, got a bad case of the flu, etcetera. But after a brief hiatus in late February, I settled down to a weekly schedule and have been true to it ever since.

I really appreciate you, and if you like what you see you can follow me on Twitter (@davisfalkwriter), and Facebook (@davisfalk). Subscribe by email using the form on the right. And if you are really super-impressed, don't send money, just buy one or both of my eBooks The Spaceport Was Empty and The Philosophy of Suicide, available from And tell two friends.

My mother, ever the optimist, repeats the mantra "Today is a beautiful day." This is very true. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow never comes. And 2017 is a beautiful year. I hope to make this blog--and everything else I do--worthy of such beauty, and my wish for you is the same.