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Today is the last day of NaBloPoMo. I am a bit burned out, and am only making this post because I don't want to peter out in the home stretch. I can't say the 29 previous postings would have been wasted if I didn't make this one, but the energy and effort to make them on 29 consecutive days certainly would have been.

I'm not going to make this a pro forma post, but I'm also not going to try to make a unified piece of writing. I think I've earned the luxury of just posting a random collection of thoughts.

In addition to being the last day of NaBloPoMo, today is the 103rd birthday of Jacques Barzun, an author, historian, and cultural commentator I have written about glowingly in this blog. On the very off chance he is reading this, happy birthday Mr.Barzun!!

This weekend I read George Orwell's essay Why I Write. It's worth reading for anyone with any literary aspirations. I've included a link.

A theme which seems to be emerging from this blog is that of "lies,damn lies, and facts". I invoke this phrase whenever someone gets their facts wrong in the process of accusing someone else of dishonesty or not caring about the facts. After I blogged about this subject on November 26, I remembered another instance that was exposed by Dan Flynn. Here's a link to it.

In the more mundane aspects of my life, I have been summoned to jury duty for December 8th. I'm glad it's going to be next month and not this month.Yes, I am that dedicated to NaBloPoMo. I'm sure I would  find some good grist for my mill while serving on a jury, but I would probably be forbidden from writing about it. The irony of that would be too much to bear.

Finally, I'd like to thank  anyone from the NaBloPoMo site that has been visiting this blog. It is my sincere hope that you enjoyed what you read here, and my even more sincere hope that you liked it enough to stop in occasionally after NaBloPoMo is over.