June 10, 2011 – The End

Posted: June 10, 2011 in 2011, Life
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I believe all good things must come to an end.

And so, this blog comes to an end today. I started here 365 days ago on June 11, 2010. At first I set out to post an original thought each day, but soon the task became overwhelming. So much of what is here is attributed to those far more thoughtful and eloquent than I.

Still, I agree with all that’s posted here.

What’s next for this project? I don’t know. I have thought about putting it in book form. I may yet. But for now, it’s time to conclude this portion of the journey.

Thanks for coming along.

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