Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Death and Taxes



According to Benjamin Franklin, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Let me add change to that list. Nothing stays the same. Take Facebook for example. As soon as you learn how to navigate it, they change everything.

Spring seems an appropriate time for making changes. Mother Nature is trading in the drab monotone shades of winter for greens and yellows. Gray skies give way to blue. So not all change is bad.

Which of course brings me to all of us Working Stiffs. This is my last post here. Like all my fellow Stiffs, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. Over the years, since Nancy Martin introduced us on September 3, 2006, regulars and guests have come and gone from this site. Only Joyce, Gina, and myself have remained throughout.

We’ve written through good times and bad. We’ve celebrated book launches and mourned family deaths. We’ve covered serious topics such as senseless murders in our own hometowns and we’ve gotten just plain silly more than once.

What I hope we’ve always done (sometimes with more success than others) is to entertain.

I’m still going to be around cyberspace. I’m on Facebook and Twitter. I have my own blog, Writing, etc, where I’ll continue to write about whatever tickles my fancy on any given day. My website needs to be updated, but feel free to stop in there, too. You’ll be able to find the real me (as opposed to the virtual version) at the Pennwriters Conference in Lancaster PA this May (17-20), where I’ll be teaching a workshop Thursday afternoon. And I’ll be at Bouchercon in Cleveland this October even if I have to walk.

So at the end of the month, Working Stiffs may come to an end, but it’s simply another of life’s changes.

Happy Spring! 

9 comments:

Ramona said...

*sniffle*

The Other Annette, I'll keep track of you via your blog, and Facebook, and the SinC group, and your Avon mailings, and...and...and...I will see you at Pennwriters!

C.L. Phillips said...

Death, Taxes and Facebook. The inescapable trio! Keep me on your mailing lists! And I'll catch you on facebook. Yikes, did I just say that??

Take care...

Joyce Tremel said...

I'll provide the ride to Bouchercon for any four people who want to ride along. Provided you live in the Pittsburgh area, of course. Or on the way to Cleveland.

Annette said...

Joyce, I'm riding shotgun! And I'll bring Gracie Garmin along. "Recalculating."

Ramona, don't cry. I'm sooo looking forward to seeing you again at Pennwriters. Not to mention possibly working together on another anthology. :-)

C.L., Facebook is a great way to keep in touch until we can finally meet face to face. See you there.

C.L. Phillips said...

Shotgun? Want me to bring one? :) B'con is going to be so much fun! Can't wait to finally meet you all.

I promise to actually post rather than only read on facebook.

Take care...

Patg said...

I'll "see" you on Facebook. Still sorry I'm not doing Bouchercon this year.
Patg

Annette said...

See you there, Cindy! Pat, you're gonna miss a great time!

Cheryl Elaine Williams said...

You have been a faithful blogger over the years, Annette, that's for sure. Hope your other projects work out for you.

Cheryl Elaine Williams said...

Good luck with your conference presentation!