Monday, January 24, 2011

Welcome Back

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!"
~ Robert Burns

Tugboat Cap'n (or Tug, as I call him) is back! After over a year of inactivity on his blog, I had sadly removed him from my blogroll. He stopped blogging, and even efforts to contact him through his wife and sister (Facebook friends) failed to resurrect him.

A couple of days ago, I noticed an invitation on my Facebook page to befriend a new Facebook user who has a very common name. I checked out his profile but still wasn't sure if he was the same as the man I know as Tug. So, I asked his sister.

To my delight, he answered my question himself! This morning, I noticed a comment from Tug on my blog, so I linked his name and visited his once dormant blog, and found he had written a new post.

I have now re-added him to my blogroll.

I've also dropped a few blogs. Not because I have anything against them. I don't. But my blogroll is really for me, so I can quickly link to my favorites. I doubt anybody else uses my blogroll to link elsewhere. I dropped the ones I rarely, if ever, visit anymore. I just don't have time to spend it dropping by every blog on my roll. Maybe now that I've pared it down somewhat, I can visit more often. For now, any one who reads this who's blog has been dropped, fear not. If you comment here, I will link over and visit yours.

Welcome back, Tug, and thanks for being my friend.


tugboatcapn said...

It's good to be back.

I just hope I will be able to find time to put toward it.

I hadn't just stopped Blogging, either. for the past year, I had pretty much stopped paying attention to Politics altogether. No Talk Radio, no drudge Report, no blogs, no nothin'.

Just work and Family.

And I can't say it wasn't good.

But I have missed everybody (well, except that guy...), and I will try to post regularly for whatever my my opinion may be worth.

Thanks, Mark!

Marshall Art said...

Good to see Tug has returned. I'll be adding him to my blogroll as well.

You remember Les, don't you? A Milwaukee lad that trashed you for referring to abortion as murder? Well, it seems he would visit my blog just to link to Geoffie's blog (why he didn't just put Geoffie's blog in his faves is beyond me). So it can happen, I guess.