Sunday, September 16, 2007

"And now, the end is here,
and so I write, the final posting.
My friends, I'll say it clear,
I said my piece, my brain is hurting.
I wrote, a Blog that's full.
About this and that, same sh*t recurring;
I'll spare you all, of more of this,
And hit the highway.

Re-posts, I had a few;
But then again, too few to mention.
I did, what I had to do,
And all without, editorial direction.
I semi-planned, each warped discourse;
Went off topic, but in a sly way,
But more, much more than this,
I posted my way.

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew.
When I bit off, more than I could chew.
But through it all, when some would doubt,
About the crap, that I'd churn it out,
I'd just add more facts, cover my ass;
but I posted my way.

I've loved, I've laughed, and cried.
But duty calls, it' not my choosing.
And now, as cheers subside,
I hope you found, some things amusing.
To think, I wrote all that;
And may I say - not in a shy way,
No more, of my cosmology,
I posted my way.

For what is a Blog, what have we got?
We think for ourselves, What the hell Why Not?
We say weird things, that we truly feel;
Publishing our thoughts, our hopes, our dreams.
My archives show, most commenters know-





I need to attend to my affairs and since I cannot seem to control my time effectively I am hereby resigning my post, effective immediately.

I cannot thank you all enough for all of the ribbing, brilliant observations, and comforting words.

You have opened my eyes and touched my heart.

I will never forget any of you, and hopefully, somewhere down the line, we will meet again.



  1. Fine. Desert us all.
    I never read this stuff anyway.

  2. Awwwww, man! You're the second one this week to say goodbye!

    But hey, I know how blogging can get in the way of things.

    Take care HE!

  3. WW's on hiatus. Hmm...

    Are you and WW eloping?

  4. Sorry, Homo, but I absolutely insist you serve your notice period. It is a 3 year rolling contract - didn't you read the small print?

  5. Does this mean I have to come all the way out there and beat you? Fine. Just buy me a ticket then.

    Will miss your words of wit and wisdom.

  6. Dude, that sucks.

    (insert all the stuff people say at this time)

    Enjoy your time and don't be a stranger.

    All the best, all the time!

    Your friend,


  7. If I had to pick one blog as reliably enjoyable and entertaining, this was it. Please don't even think of deleting it in case you want to do a comeback sometime!

    If you have the time I'd appreciate you reading my reply to your last comment to my blog if you haven't seen it - I responded to you and Pauline together because you were on the same wavelength.

  8. Will you be holding a clearance closeout sale?

    If so, I'd like to purchase the Simpsonized pic of you at the side.

    But heads up: I'm a haggler.

  9. For auld lang sine, my dear,
    For auld lang siiiiiiine,
    We'll take a cup of kindness yet
    Fo-or o-old la-ang sine.

  10. All i could hear is the voice of Sid Vicous...
    "Regets i've 'ad a few"

    Donn in all seriousness i will really miss you, your humour, your sense of justice and your humanity... Your posts always chalenged my mind, and gave so much...

    I guess i am trying to say Thank You.

  11. A cryin' shame. I second what Paul said: don't delete it, in case you change your mind.

    If you don't change your mind, it's here, on the World Wide Web, for all of mankind and posterity.

    Yes, you did it your way. And it was a very unique way. But all things must pass.

    What Aidan said.

  12. WW, are you eloping with HE?

  13. Anonymous9:17 p.m.

    What the F***?

    First of why was I not informed, surely of all people you might mention this to me.
    Secondly, whom did you piss off so much that they are making you stop blogging. I always heard you say that people would get angry with you, but this.... this is odd.

    So much for writing an angry letter and putting it in a dresser.
    Anyway, I guess I stopped reading it when you stopped making me.

    Your Son.
    P.S. i guess your going back to your music libary

  14. You typical Canadian Kay nig at!
    Run off like a pussy cat on heat! You miserable son of a donkey's fart, I ad oped you would stick it out like a a REAL woman.

    But you mis sure, you, you you!
    Take very good care, and as they say love ya bro! xx.

    Is this love that I am feeling???? For a rat leaving a zinking ship?

    Mis Sure, whatever youse do keep in touch, it is the least you can do.
    NOW! Who the Hell will annoy now?

    Love ya mate!

  15. Hey I think the Whitesnake is an Oz...luvyamate is familiar...nice :)

    So sorry to hear you gotta go, really enjoyed my short time here, hope it was nothing I said :-)

    Seriously, great blog, loved it all, have a good life and best wishes to you and all your family.

    Have lotsa fun.


  16. Frankly I don't know what say. In a way,I too have thinking to stop blogging.

    Yours is one blog, I have looked forward to read. I have strived to do better becos of your posts.

    Definitely I will miss you. You go ahead, do whatever you have to, go wherever you want to. You will always have my wishes with you.

    I am very glad our paths crossed albeit via the net.

    Hope some day we meet again. Until then.

  17. You are an amazing character. Thanks for entertaining me with your off-the-wall intelligent stuff!

    Don, I miss you already!

  18. Nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

    Crap's Sake. Good luck, Homey. Lotsa hugs.

  19. Your decision and we have to respect that.But don't forget blogging is free and you can pop back from time to time as the anon. commentor.
    Thanks for being one of my first, then regular readers. That was a huge fillip.
    Good luck

  20. Oh god, no!!! I'll miss you, HE. However, speaking as somebody who has, in the past, had reality ruined by the taint of computers, I can appreciate and respect your decision. But I'm still not happy about it!

  21. See you on the other side, baby.

  22. grumble10:06 p.m.

    You'll definitely be missed,
    in this patchwork bazaar. Hope you
    get recharged and come back. happy
    trails, however else things turn out.

  23. Hoping this is a *very* early April fool's joke....

    If not, wishing you and your family all the best. Thanks for bringing sunshine and laughter to my days over the past year.

  24. HE I cant believe this and I wont ever wanna believe this. no u cant leave KESHI like this?? NOOOOOO WAYYYYYZ! Look at all the ppl who love to read ur thoughts here. Ur one of the best bloggers ever!

    cant u update once in a while atleast mate?



  25. btw thats one of my fav songs and I cry each time I hear its gonna be worse cos u re-wrote it to for ur blog's last post and Im gonna think of u everytime I hear that song...

    plz say ur coming bak!


  26. no no no no no no no nooooooooooooo...
    ...did i change your mind?

    dude, i am going to miss you like crazy and i do hope that if you can ever fit blogging back into your schedule again that you'll come and let us all know!

    ciao, and thank you for giving me so much to think about!!!

  27. my 3rd comment here! ***roliing eyes***

    HE so r ya saying blogging takes alot of your time? To even post one post a month? I hope not...:*(

    In case u aint ever gonna come back and my comments in this post arent gonna be of any worth, I just wanna say this to ya HE:

    U are one amazing man. U r intelligent, strong, witty, decent, helpful, loving and caring. Its so very hard to find ppl like u these days. I admire ur writing and the way u come to rescue me when Im in the darkest pits. I dunno if u'll ever be ard when Im in one of those pits again but who said anything is certain ha. I wish u well and I hope u'll always be surrounded with love and beauty. HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

    ~~till we meet again, wherever it may be~~


  28. well, well, well, well, well, not well....

    best to you, he. i hope you save all these comments to remind you of all your sincere and adoring fans--(maybe this could help you just before you lean too far left in the grand canyon)

    i think you'll be back. i do. in the meantime, you are a good guy with a good heart and a sharp mind. i imagine you're having to work, as in employment. if so, think before you speak at least 30% of the time.

    best wishes, my friend.


  29. boo hoo hoo

    I will miss you


  30. I will miss you.

    you had the best teeth on the Web.




  31. Our world was better for you having been in it.

  32. You are one awesome dude..thanks for doing such a great job, I have always loved reading your stuff.

  33. ... and what a brilliant note to end on ... ;-)

  34. wtf...oh man...why am i always late! HE u big canadian bear! u better come back. dude, like there is so little of goof things out there and if that little goodness goes away, what are we supposed to do! U have the moral rights to come back and continue. oh cheese...this is depressing.

    no path will end in the heart, no path finds content in the heart, all path end up nowhere but the world outside. we are the people of the universe, not inside.


    35 is a nice number.

  35. tell everybody im on my way...

    Love you Buddy!

  36. * good blog not goof blog. :D

  37. ohmygod, he is not going to comment? 38 comments and no word from him?

    reality, get thee to a nunnery...


  38. Oh, man...I finally get a chance to visit- *waaahh*- you are gone...
    I've really enjoyed your blog.Best of wishes and let me know if you start posting again!


  39. should atleast answer our comments no?

  40. Vicus, Menchie, MJ, 007 and a half, Andrea, Rimshot, Paul, Chaucer's Bitch, Aidan, Without, Son, Whitesnake, Sienna,Gautami, Cream, Shelley, Dinahmow, Stace, Spentrails, Grumbly, Angela, Keshiroo, Angel, KJ, Ziggi, First Nations, THE Michael, Cazzie, Bibi, Ghosty, Allan,

    You all know how I feel about you and I have said my Toodaloos.
    Thank You all SO MUCH for all the well wishes.
    Forgive me.

    I am not trying to be rude and tedious. I am a Blogoholic so one comment is one too many and writing 10,000 will never be enough.

    I am having a HUGE amount of grief dealing with the withdrawal and guilt. I feel like a TOTAL loser/quitter/weakling instead of someone trying to put things into perspective.

    Now that I am out of the loop, I feel like just another voiceless wanker adrift in the sea of the great unwashed. These people out here in the real world seem to ignore everything that is going on in the world and with themselves f%@k!!!

    I wasn't even supposed to look at my Blog for a couple of weeks..Cold Turkey...
    so this is risky business.

    Do you have any idea how many things happened this week and I don't have ANYONE out here who could atleast feign interest in my half assed theories like the fine folks in the blogosphere. Blogging may have been the very cure to my going craaaaaaaaaaaazy.

    BUT I just want to sit here and visit all of you all day long and I just can't. So TTFN.

    That being said, as soon as I can manage the time, I will attempt a MacArthurian wallow back into the shallow end and start over.

    Forgive me.

  41. Forgiven.

    Do what you need to do, when and how you need to do it.

    Like Awenold, maybe at some point you can say for sure, "I'LL BE BACH!"

  42. //Now that I am out of the loop, I feel like just another voiceless wanker adrift in the sea of the great unwashed.// ---> bloggers are good wankers, the smarter kind who choose only the best porn. The Voice is Heard. Respectu! Jaguar Paw shall wait.

  43. My friend... I will miss you... drop us all a line now and again... won't you? paul said it all... this blog was enjoyable and gave me time to breathe.

    :;sad face::

    Be well love,

  44. Just take a break mate.
    Seen my blog lately? I am just putting in a shitty story I have written or rather am writing just so I post something. Mainly because at the moment I haven't got anything of importance to say.

    So, you ain't alone, you are just like the rest of us except with a bit more added...........

    Go on! Have a few beers for me!

  45. It looks as blogs are falling like leaves (3rd blog I will miss that stopped this week). But hey, life is change and walking new paths. Sure let me know whenever you start blogging again ! And if you're ever visiting Flanders again, I sure would like to meet ! All the best ! It was a pleasure to learn to know you, to think about your challenging questions, to read your unique ideas and to enjoy your sense of humour. Warm regards !

  46. Anonymous12:09 p.m.

    Okay...what song is this again? Phil Collins coz like i found a few and I dont know what is is...


  47. nothing to be forgiven for, you gave so much, if you need time, or to stop, do as you need... We will survive...

    Just letting you know that you will definately be missed:)

  48. I think you came the closest to getting it, i am not quite sure what it is though... Trying to make some kind of sense out the absurb, looking for the patterns in clouds to make it all seem worth while.

    I may be handing back the blogging towel shortly, maybe it is a changing of the guard, let someone else work it out....

    Take care out there Don!

  49. Are you back yet?

  50. I don't want you to go. :(

  51. Ur forgiven...but hey do I even hv to forgive u? U hvnt done anything wrong. Just manage ur time and come bak all fresh. TC n I MISS YA!


  52. nooooooo.. oh no.
    i will wait for you here. :(
    all the best meantime!

  53. Aw, geez, how did I miss this? I've been sick. I will certainly miss your writing. Come back when you can!

  54. A sad, sad day HE.

    Thank you for all the thought-provoking posts.

    Thank you for all the advise and humor on my blog.

    The blog world is losing a good one.

    I understand exactly where you're coming from. There are more important things than our blogs. So kudos to you for making the tough choice.

    I think more than a few of us need to realize that, and pack up blogging for a while, instead of updating once a month and holding onto that last little bit of our blogging lives.

    All the best HE. Take care.

  55. A grassroots movement is afoot to "guilt" the HE back into blogging. He hooked us all, and like all good mental heroin, he cannot be allowed to force us all to go cold turkey without the wailing and gnashing of teeth.


  56. Come back any time... I took a two-day break and I know I could go MUCH longer but always come back. But you do what ya gotta. Check in any time and if you're ever in Vancouver give me a call!

  57. *digging the garden of life*

    hoping the bulb (play on words - the daffodil kind and the one that lit up my life) will spring back sometime with new flowers (I'm not saying you're flowery) and new leaves and longer stalks and and and

    OK, end of garden metaphor


    it was a ball, Mr Escape, and I'm glad you sang me a few tunes and danced a little dance in my corner of the room everynowandagain

    people who know in real life must be truly blessed



    you were scrum-diddly-dumptious. . .

    and I'm sure you still are

  58. I'm on my way from misery to happiness today
    I'm on my way from misery to happiness today
    I'm on my way to what I want from this world
    And years from now you'll make it to the next world
    And everything that you receive up yonder
    Is what you gave to me the day I wandered

    I took a right, I took a right turning yesterday
    I took a right, I took a right turning yesterday
    I took the road that brought me to your home town
    I took the bus to streets that I could walk down
    I walked the streets to find the one I'd looked for
    I climbed the stair that led me to your front door

    And now that I don't want for anthing
    I'd have Al Jolson sing "I'm sitting on top of the world"

    I'll do my best, I'll do my best to do the best I can
    I'll do my best, I'll do my best to do the best I can
    To keep my feet from jumping from the ground dear
    To keep my heart from jumping through my mouth dear
    To keep the past, the past and not the present
    To try and learn when you teach me a lesson

    And now that I don't want for anything
    I'd have Al Jolson sing "I'm sitting on top of the world".


  59. without, ghosty, insider, whitesnake, hildegarde, Gp, aidan, mj, anna, keshtar, misti, miss cellania, anonymous B, THE michael, andrea, i like the view...

    You are all so very kind. This is killing me..what with 'eye-ranian' President Ahmadinejad telling college kids that Iran doesn't have any homosexuals, and Japan electing some guy named 'Yasuo Fukuda' as their new PM...*chews on lip..

    anyway, thank you so much but I need to straighten out a few kinks before I can afford the luxury of Blogging.

    You lovely people make this crazy world so hospitable, comprehensible, and interesting, that it makes this respite almost unbearable...
    but I definitely need to reorganise my Life and salvage what little is left rattling around in the three pound organ holding my ears apart.




    but - but what will I do???????

  61. I don't know if you remember but I was the first guy to respond to your blog when you opened it.

    Therefore, it's doubly sad that you 've decided to close your blog.
    I'll miss your witty insights on this crazy thing we call the human race.

    Good luck to you in the future.

  62. ahha! its working folks! lets pressure...i mean encourage him more. The guilt will do the rest. :p


  63. speechless
    understand all too well- I've deleted blogs, deleted archives w/ no annoucements and yet, the pull of writing and connecting w/ like minds especially when ...well, yada, yada, yada...
    wish you weren't feeling pulled and torn!
    your blog, like others have said, is one of the top blogs I relish! unique and vastly entertaining and thought provoking.
    you're a good person, witty, intelligent, compassionate and more.
    Your blog is so G-D unique. I will miss you very much.

  64. Dude, don't stop writing!!

  65. he -I tried to leave this comment before but blogger buggered up. Maybe it just didn't like the silly comment: he, you're a very naughty boy. All the best to you xx.

  66. here's a kiss for when you're passing


    well a few ;-)

  67. HE, you're leaving just as I return from the witness protection program. That is just not fair. Happy Trails and I'll miss you!

  68. "I need to straighten out a few kinks"...

    But we LIKE you kinky!

  69. I was comment number 69!

  70. fathorse, scott, ghosty, gel, jadedtlc, lee, ziggi, carmie, mj, whitesnake,

    You are much too kind and I miss you too. Some very profound observations were made..
    where will I get my mental on? If I could...oops there is the if word.
    Thanks again for all of the heartfelt (and goofy) comments.
    I'll see y'all on the flipflop.

  71. I hope we still get an invite to you big birthday party!

    Actually instead of blogging to all your friends why don't you just come visit? Pack up the family, take a year off and 'do' the world? I've got room in the stable (now who said that before??)

  72. you know where to find us. we'll be looking out for you meantime too. see you around homo escapeons! it's been a good ride. all the best to you.

  73. I'm going to miss you like crazy! You're a lovely man and you have this way of lifting people up without even trying. You've taught me, made me laugh, supported me.. I'll never forget you.

    Take Care

  74. You are not the messiah! You're just a very naughty boy!

    Get back here now ya little shit!

    Don't wave ya private personals at me!
    I cut them off if I ever catch ya!

    Oh and the Police were asking after you!

  75. I know...

    You're just letting this drag on until you get to 100 comments or some other ridiculous number, and then you're going to write a post:


    OK, maybe not.

    Start posting again already. You know you want to.

  76. Came to say HI :)

    **what with 'eye-ranian' President Ahmadinejad telling college kids that Iran doesn't have any homosexuals...

    ROFL! The dude himself is gay.

    TC HE, hv fun!

  77. I saw this post some nights ago but have been unwilling to accept this... I have popped in once in a while since but it is not sinking in...

    YOU CAN'T GO!!!!!!!!!

    My god this place will not be the same without you and MY GOD I will hyperventilate so I'd better make this quick for the first time I saw this I cried I tell you... ask the baffled Loverboy who had no clue what was going on I tell you...


    I understand but yet I don't... you could just post intermittently... we will still drop by and read and visit...

    Yeah, letting go is not my strong suit... doubt it'll ever be 'cause you are not an amigo I will let go of I tell you!

    HELL NO!

    But, regardless of your decision, you will forever hold an oh so special spot in the heart of this bohemian I tell you... your work, your writing, your mind has left me in awe and always loving what I see/saw...

    Always hoping you will come back and cherishing the blogging time we got to share with you...

    Mizzy B

  78. don't go. it's selfish of me i know. you can drop posts now and then, anytime. just don't go cold turkey. i need my fix.
    (it's another way of saying you will be missed, and i am bad at goodbyes.)

  79. zigggi, misti, christine, whitesnake, within, keshi, mizzy bohemia,
    I am so deeply touched by these comments and it makes this so hard because I am dying to see what everyone is up to.

    I had a very difficult time finding a homeostatic method that could have enabled me to visit everyone and devote the amount of attention that you all deserve. I had no idea how many amazing people were out here...I was totally caught off guard.

    What can I say, I miss you and I miss sharing the experience. With any luck I'll figure it out..and hopefully in time before you forget about me.

    You are SO awesome. Thank You.
    I still can't believe that anyone ever even read (or liked) my goofy half baked notions and ideas.

    I certainly loved meeting you and your thoughts. It felt so REAL.

  80. Stop putting on that dumb Canadian "I'm behaving like a woman being chased by a midget" Thing that ya do and get moving!

    "If I have ta come kick ya ass I will."
    AND I'll take pics and post em!

  81. just thought I feel what it was like to be 84

  82. more like 85 actually

  83. awww HUGGGGGGGGGZ n ty HE!


  84. Are yes number 87.
    13 away from 100

  85. hey, by the way, i would still visit you from time to time even if you didn't visit me. you don't have to be compulsive about tit for tat, you know...


  86. Hey! Come back here you!

  87. I'll do my bit to get these numbers to the big one double oh. . .

    but maybe he needs the break? I'm not allowed to say that, am I?


    ouch that hurt!

  88. (I love the fact that when you write in this comment box, you see his happy smile grinning at ya from the top of the page. . .)


  89. What can I say that hasn't been said, except I'm relieved that this is not your last post.

    BTW: Satan sez: Drink your Ovaltine, and he'll throw another four years on your contract! It's a marketing promotion. You don't need to know the other end of the deal, just say "yes" or the offer goes to someone else.

  90. You people are awesome!

  91. So... I'm seeing this way late, because very-admittedly, I didn't read this everyday. Possibly not even every month. However, I did almost every time you responded to one of our posts. And since we didn't post much for many months, this missing-comments-responsibility can hardly be fairly assigned to you, alone.

    Please accept my blame and apology accordingly.

    Also, happy tuesday.

    The end. :)


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