Shuck and Jive

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy 2008, everyone!

Happy New Year to all who subscribe to S&J, who read but don't comment, who read but send private e-mails, who agree, who disagree, who blog, who are members of my church and are amused by the whole thing and who wonder, "What the heck is he doing!?!?!"

Thanks to all of my regular and semi-regular comment makers (and those who just can't seem to get regular--there are medications). You have made this blog worthwhile! This means you...

Mystical Seeker, Flycandler, Jodie, Rob, Bobby, Dr. Monkey, Onesmallstep, Snad, both Pastors Bob, Drew, Grace, TN420, Viola and the consistory (Toby, Dave, Chris, John, Bill, & Will), Bill42, Olympiada, Rachel, Scott, Twain, Alan, Aric, Doug, Heather, Rebecca, Gordbrown, Eileen, Madpriest, Sara, John McN, Iwasjustthinking, Alex, Jim J., and that was just December! Thanks to you, if you have commented and I failed to name you. The angels know.

I wish you ALL a meaningful, joyful, peaceful, 2008!

Take Care and Take Risks,


  1. So what are the characteristics of your chimpanzee avatar? Mine was a Bengal tiger.

  2. My characteristics were modest, responsible, solitary, inquisitive, and flexible.

    I think it started as a chimp then went through many changes and is currently back to a chimp!

    I can't seem to find a place on the website that lists the daemons and the characteristics that go with them.

  3. Happy new year to you John. It's been a pleasure meeting you this year and working for peace alongside you. It's been heartening to meet someone in the church who actually works for peace and justice. Thanks for being one of the good guys in a profession full os a*sholes.

  4. Thank you, John. I look forward to 2008, and the ideas that will be explored, and battled, in this blog.

  5. It's been great to be part of your blog community, and I look forward to another year of Shuckapalooza!

  6. Dr. --the pleasure has been all mine. To think David Davis brought us together...

    Onesmallstep-- thank you for joining in the fracas!!

    Ah Mystical-- You have been Paloozing since the beginning! More to come!

    Love this quote Madpriest has on his sidebar:

    "So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."

    (Molly Ivins 1944-2007)