Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is somewhat of a bittersweet day, for it’s my first Thanksgiving in more than a decade on my own. But I’ve been spending the day nourishing my soul: a good friend and I took a trip to the range earlier, and I’m going out for dinner with friends this evening. It’s a different way to spend the holiday than I’ve done in years past, but that’s all to the good.

Over the course of the day, I’ve been thinking about all that I have to be thankful for on this holiday. My divorce is underway, and that’s bittersweet but ultimately to the good. I’m blessed with an amazing new job and coworkers, friends who love and support me, and the space and resources to pursue the things that matter to me. I am intensely grateful for all of these things.

And I’m intensely grateful for you, my dear readers. You enable me to write about things that matter to me, you listen and provide your feedback and share your experience and ideas generously, and together we grow. It is a distinct privilege to have this forum, and I couldn’t do it without all of you. Thank you, thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends. May this day be full of joy, love, and enjoyment of the people and activities that matter to you.

Poll: Finding Out About New Posts

As we begin a new year, I want to make sure I’m doing the best job I can to reach my readers and give you the information you need. So over the next few weeks, I’m going to run a few polls to help me get a better sense of who you are and what I can do to make Mom With a Gun better for you.

Today I’d like to know how you go about learning about new content on my site. Do you use an RSS reader, follow me on Facebook or Twitter, or something else? If you pick the “something else” option, please let me know in the comments if there is another vehicle I should be using to reach you better.

Thanks in advance for your input!

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Happy Birthday to Me!

20121021-085452.jpgThings will be quiet in blog-land for me today because I’m celebrating a birthday. It’s not “the big four-oh” just yet, though THAT milestone is just around the corner. But I’m still definitely cognizant today of the relentless march of time, of the many things I’ve accomplished in my life and the many more I would yet like to do. Not sure how I’ll be spending the day, but hoping there’s sushi involved somewhere.

And I want to ask for a birthday present from each of you, my loyal readers: Do something nice for someone today. Commit a random act of senseless kindness. Spread some compassion and beauty and love and joy in the world. Perform an act of tikkun olam if you’re so inclined. I don’t even need you to tell me you did it, but go do it.

I’ll be back with you all tomorrow. Right now, I’m off to enjoy a cup of coffee and plan out my day.

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Social Media Integration – Great, Except When It Isn’t…

My apologies to anyone who’s had trouble commenting today. Blog reader Walt hit me up on Twitter to let me know that something was going astray, and that he couldn’t enter his name and e-mail into the comment form. I did a little poking, and have identified the problem.

The short version: The Facebook integration plugin was doing something funny. I’ve disabled the Facebook plugin until I can figure out how to fix it.
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