TODAY’S END MARKS the close of another month in a year which seems glacial at times, but also rapid because we’re more than halfway through it.

I want to take a few minutes to say thank you to each of you who return to read this blog.


I’m thankful for a lot of things, not the least of which is the fact tomorrow is Friday.

I jumped a little ahead of today’s “thankful” prompt with yesterday’s post, with personal recollections about a group of people for which most of the world is thankful so I thought today might be a good time for another post from the Casey’s Column archives.

Click the underlined words in this sentence for a look inside my mind on a night two years ago when I went outside to look at the stars and count my blessings.