For at least fifteen (15) years, on and off, I've been involved in a volunteer operation that none of talk about. It's involved getting up hideously early on Saturdays and keeping an eye on certain kinds of zealous religious sorts who come out to protest something that is none of their bee's wax, surfin' the fine line between free speech and harassment.
Alas, but no more. I don't know why, but these protesters have aged, gotten tired, decided to protest at a different time or location, or whatever, but they are gone. We the volunteers always said, groggily, that if they'd just stay home, we wouldn't have to get up and do this.
And now, it's finally happened. And it's weird. I'm relieved, but I will also miss people. We had some good conversations and shared the experience of receiving verbal personal attacks from total strangers. We are the united moral reprobates. There is surely a Far Side cartoon for us.
So, this is The End. And, by the way, rabbit, rabbit!! Good luck in July, everyone, anyone who happens to happen upon this blog...