This is the tenth year I have been doing this blog. Over that time, it has evolved from a Facebook substitute into a one-person science-and-humanities magazine-without-covers. As much as I enjoy researching and writing and drawing and composing, I would not be doing any of that if there were no one out there reading it. If it all ended, my loss would assuredly be greater than yours.
Although I do make the occasional effort to offer lighter entertainment, I acknowledge that much of what appears here are big gulps, some of which go down well, others not so much. But I pretty much write what I want, and you indulge me by at least considering to read it. I thank you for doing so — the feeling of creative freedom keeps me engaged.
So here is my Valentine to you, dear readers. You are the roses standing tall in the vase, the bouquet that makes my day, every week of the year, every time I click PUBLISH.