Sunday, December 18, 2005
I have become friends and acquaintances with several people over the past year as a result of my -- and their -- blogging. I have no qualms about going offline, writing to a blogger and telling them how much I enjoy their writing or a particular post. A door opens up right there and the welcome mat is often placed outside. In some cases, I do know the welcome mat isn't always there, but nonetheless I am part of the "let me speak or forever hold my peace" committee.
Randi with an "i" is one of those people with whom I've become friends over the past six months. We both attended the Ariel Avrech Memorial Lecture in Los Angeles this past June, but were never introduced. And by the time I realized that was the case, and I asked Robert Avrech if he'd introduce me to her, she was gone. So I took matters into my own hands upon my return to Toronto, and wrote to her...and we've been writing to one another ever since!
Randi did blog briefly last June, just so that she could acquire a name in order to comment elsewhere. But after reading blogs for so many months, she has decided she's wanted to get in on the fun. So, Randi, aka cruisin-mom, is cruising her way through blogland these days. Look out for a comment of hers on your blog, and check out her own blog. Her last entry on "holiday parties" is a funny one, and one that I'm sure many of us can relate to.
Do check out Randi's half-century's worth of accumulated wisdom; no doubt you'll find something even younger folks can relate to!