Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow That I Shall Say Goodnight Till It Be Morrow

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About ten years ago, it would have been audacious for me to set a goal or target of 500 blog postings. Yet, that’s what I did. Now, last week, the 500th was published. Having reached that goal or target, I have placed my quill on the shelf, so to speak. Yes, there no longer will be weekly editions of Ruminations from this pandemic “bat cave.”

From time-to-time, we may be “moved” to Ruminate or possibly republish an oldie, but a goody. No promises.

Over all of these years, I’ve learned a great deal more from you than you could possibly have learned from my writings. After all, I am just one person, but “you” number in the thousands. So, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, and THANK YOU.

Through Ruminations, I’ve met a lot of new friends, both “virtually-online” and in person. Over the last 10 years, many readers have reached out to me by email or telephone, and I’ve been treated to meeting others at industry meetings. Once, I even met a reader who was visiting the house of worship I attend – sitting directly behind me. I guess it’s true that you have to behave at all times because you never know who will be watching. I’ll try to put that lesson into use.

Your thousands of comments of the years have enriched me. Your kind words have encouraged me. Your use of my postings in law school courses, at seminars, and in other publications has flattered me. Your proofreading and other suggestions have improved me.

And, I have a gift in return: this, the shortest Ruminations blog posting ever.

Yours for the sport (yes, that’s what I call it),




  1. I have enjoyed and benefited from your posts for years. I am truly saddened that there will be no more of them but grateful for all of the wonderful thought-provoking and instructive content that is sure to endure. I’ve never commented on this blog or given any other indication that I’m reading it all of the time, so I wanted to say thanks, for myself and for all of the other silent ‘lurkers’ out there that I am sure have appreciated you just as much. THANKS!

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