Good Morning Everyone. It’s Sunday, June 10th. Welcome to a new week.
Not sure the day of the year, but I do know that Patti and I are celebrating 11 years of togetherness today.
I love you Patti
This week we are planning on trying some new things out with the newsletter again as we continue to refine things. One of those things is the time we publish.
We may publish one or two issues this week (Tues/Wed or Wed/Thurs) later in the day. Probably around 6 or 7 at night. It seems according to some statistics later in the day is sometimes better. We shall see.
Plus our stories are not time or day specific. They’re not stories you need to read first thing in the morning to get going. They are more the type of stories you want to read at the end of a stressful day.
We will be changing some of the categories that we cover right now along with how I curate the content of the newsletter. Right now I have been trying to find what I believe you might be interested in. That’s really the wrong way to do this if you ask me?
When I write a blog post or talk about a subject on my podcast I base it on what I know and am interested in and want to relay that to you the reader/listener. I haven’t done that here. Patti has asked me numerous times why I don’t follow my system for the newsletter? I never had a good answer.
Now I do. My answer is to go back to what I do best. Find what interests me and bring it to your attention and hope you find it as interesting as I do. It works for other publishers of newsletters that I have talked with so we are giving it a go here after today.
In closing, I lost a friend from long ago on Friday, Tony Bourdain. I hope you will take a minute and read my little story and the story that I liked on the web. There are so many others out there and there are many opinions about what he did. All I know is it didn’t have a selfish bone in his body. He was a humble and caring human being when I met him and when I saw him years later, he hadn’t changed.
Suicide isn’t always what others think. It may seem selfish to many, but to the person thinking or committing it, they aren’t thinking about themselves at that point. It’s about the people in their life and possibly how much better they’ll be without them. I know I’ve been there and back.
Thanks and Have a Great Week!
Mark & Patti