If there’s one thing that still continues to surprise me about this page, it’s the sheer decency of the people who follow it. Thank you all for taking the time to write comments on my previous post (Packing Up The Shed) about some changes that are coming here at the O&A. I’ve been feeling pretty darkly about the worldwide web lately, and some of the inclinations it brings out. You’ve all made a great counterpoint to that.
And I’m sorry that the conclusion of that post was a little misleading. I’d originally titled that update, “Bye For Now, Canada.” I changed that, and now I realize it left it all sounding much more like I was pretty much done with posting on here for now. No way. In part because you’ve all reminded me that this page is a congregating point for a lot of good (which I take zero credit for, and am just grateful it occurs). I’ll be slowing down a bit over the coming months, but I will keep the satire coming. And will try to mix in some of that longer-form, more esoteric stuff I was talking about.
The main thing I wanted you all to know is that a website that has up until now been at least partly based on a specifically Canadian viewpoint, is going on the move. The name of this site isn’t a coincidence. It’s more of an imperative.
Thank you all. I owe you. Is it ok if I pay you in satirical takes of varying quality and insight?