Recently I made the decision to close comments on my posts. As a long-time blogger (since 2005) who is fueled by comments, this is not a decision made lightly. It is not because I don't value you as a reader, but rather to help myself stay true to the reason I'm writing -- to make sense of the world and to give my story. In order to to give an untainted gift, I have decided to close comments in order to prevent myself from writing for what I can get (comments) and to protect my writing for what I can give. (The one exception is the Celebrate This Week posts.)
You matter to me and I value our interactions! Please consider subscribing to this blog by adding your email below the header or in the sidebar. I can also be found interacting on Twitter (@ruth_ayres) and maybe someday I'll figure out how to make Facebook a regular part of my online existence! You can also reach me via email (see the Contact Me page), but realize email is my Achilles heel.
Instagram is my very favorite social media, but I'm still considering whether I should make the visual stories of my family public. I'll keep you posted if I decide to make the switch.