I woke up at 3am, unable to sleep any longer. I did what any normal person who wakes in the middle of the night would do. I went to check my mail.
I had 85 pieces of mail, most of them comments on last night's post. Thanks to a link from Glenn Reynolds, among others, I had been deluged with support for my pity party.
It's still too early to form a coherent thought or answer all the emails I received. I just want to thank everyone who stood by me, or stopped in because of Glenn or someone else and decided to stick around.
Basically, the bottom line is this: I am me. This blog is me. There is no variation between the two. I will never, ever back down from my convictions or from being who I am because it makes someone nervous or uncomfortable. Love me or leave me, as the saying goes.
Ok, you don't have to love me. Just tolerate me.
One thing: to those who have asked who the person who instigated this whole thing by delinking me is - I will not tell. Don't ask again. Oddly enough, I still care enough about him as a person to not have a thousand people running over to his blog to tear him apart. He doesn't deserve that.
Anyhow, thank you to everyone. I will return emails today, I will stop by all your blogs today, I will stop playing the self-pity and righteous indignation game and get on with my usual antics. But right now, I am going back to bed. What kind of moron gets up at 4am on a Saturday? Besides me, I mean. Good night and thank you.