Saturday, July 15, 2006

Zeke at One Year: 365 Days, 220 Posts, and a Changed Life

When I started this blog exactly one year ago on my 40th birthday, I felt at a crossroads of sorts. Like everything was up in the air and I didn't know what to expect, only that things had not turned out like I expected. And that's allright; while I didn't end up a college professor, foreign service officer, or rich from some other occupation, I did find myself with a loving family and a promising if difficult career.

In the intervening year, I've lived through an involuntary separation from my wife and daughter while they cared for my mom in Arizona, through her death; I've reconciled with my two brothers with whom I've had little contact the last six years; I've completed four years of service on the board of a church that I no longer attend on anything like a regular basis; I've ran into conflict with my old church over the issue of gay Christians and have found myself questioning a great many things about the culture if not the faith that I've belonged to for many years. And I've turned the corner professionally and financially, restoring a good part of the income I lost in the tech crash.

I've made many new friends along the way, none of whom I will mention here for fear of missing someone just because I'm rushing this post. You know who you are, and I love you.

Thank you all for being alongside me over the last year, and I hope that this next year is for you as satisfying and as full of promise and mystery as the last has been for me.


At 7:48 PM, Blogger shelly said...

*claps* Happy b'day/blogiversary, Zeke!


At 12:50 AM, Blogger ninjanun said...

Yay! Happy Blog Birthday, Zeke!

I never seem to be able to pay attention to when my blog birthday is. It slips right on by without so much as a glance from me. I don't even notice until it's already passed by. Then I go "Oh! hmm....." and furrow my brow. Then I think about sending a card, and then forget.


Happy Blogday. Sorry I didn't get you a card. You know you rock. *SUGH*

*Wubba wabba!*

At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Allison said...

Happy blog (and real!) birthday, Zeke!

By the way, if you think Denver is casual, you should see Colorado Springs. Dressing up for dinner here often means wearing khakis instead of cut-offs.

At 10:47 AM, Blogger dufflehead said...

hapee birthday!

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Congrats from the SCP nation.

At 8:28 PM, Blogger Girl con Queso said...

You really don't look any older. Good job.

At 9:13 PM, Blogger jeff said...



To celebrate, I got you a Walmart gift card, and a lifetime membership to the Limbaugh Letter. Where should I send them?


At 5:43 AM, Blogger dorsey said...

I drank a bottle of Shochu in your honor. HAPPY BI-(ooh, my head).

Love you, bro.

At 7:20 PM, Anonymous luthsem/rich said...

Happy Birthday Zeke

I just started reading your blogs, etc. Keep up the good work


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