Party time at my house today!

Hi everyone,

Doom and gloom getting to you? Same here. What we need is a party! I haven’t had a virtual party at our house in ages and this feels like a good time to have one.

Please join me today right here and we’ll greet one another as friends and have a few laughs. You can stay six virtual feet away if you want to but I like hugs better and what the heck and why not?

The main rule of the party is to have fun. I know we’re all being effected by the pandemic, and you’ll have sympathetic ears if you feel the need to share your story and concern, but the main idea of getting together today is to celebrate all the good things we have and spend a day sharing fellowship and talking of pleasant news. Come early or late, or come early and stay late.

In the past many guests have brought refreshments. Bring something if you like, but if you don’t have time to prepare anything for heaven’s sake come anyway. I want to know what you’re up to. Are you writing or illustrating something that excites you? Have questions for someone else at the party? New article coming out? Having a special day/event? Any announcements? It’s a party. Tell others. Bring friends. Introduce them. I know the world is a scary place now, but for just a while let’s relax together. Please come. It won’t be the same without you.

You are invited to my house tomorrow

Hi everyone,

You are hereby invited to my house tomorrow for a virtual blog party. It has been far too long since we all got together and I think it’s time. A lot has happened since my first party in December 2015. Who could have predicted then what we’re living through now? It’s not to make light of the current situation but because of it that we need to spend some virtual time in the company of friends and loved ones from around the world.

Please make plans to drop by. Reach out to your own contacts and invite them too. Let’s share some joy. Sing if you want to. Dance. Bring your saxophone. Recite poetry. Share a favorite quote. Come early. Come late. Drop in and out during the day. Nothing is more casual than my parties. To join the chatter all you need to do is click in the balloon in the upper right-hand corner of the page, enter your comment in the “Leave a reply” box at the bottom, and click to post it. Presto, you’re at the party. I’m eager to see you tomorrow!