The flippant, devil-may-care insouciance of that first posting in a land so far away and long ago did anything but foreshadow any sort of longevity. Six years it's been, however; 2,192 days ... one blundering foot in front of the other.
"Such is life," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said just this week. Every second is a blessing*, and we're grateful to be here and for everything that's happened.
Six years is longer than many jobs, significant relationships and some lives. A lot has changed. Six years? A lot has changed in the past six days. Just look at our friends in New York, New Jersey and anybody else affected by Hurricane Sandy or, for that matter, by death and life, by all manner of loss and gain, rebirth and hope.
Does anybody even blog anymore? Of course they do, and many do it better than Joey Porter's Pit Bulls. It takes time and effort, and stubborn, dogged persistence -- and we don't do it full-time or try to make money from it. It's a hobby; it's a goof; it's fun.
For most people, Twitter, texting and Facebook are easier and more immediate.
Well, to quote the character Raylan Givens in our favorite TV show, Justified: "It ain't easier I'm after."