A plateau of sorts, I guess.
I thank all of you for visiting as much as you do.
That you’ve actually enjoyed much of my work is icing on the cake.
I’d like to thank a few people that have helped me in reaching this point (whether they know it or not).
Annie for her neverending support of my writing (I admire her work more than she will ever realize), Fuzz for his unwavering support and daily inspiration, Deb Woehr for teaching me about work ethic and passion, Kelly Bren for her uncanny ability to understand the deeper meanings hidden in my emails to her as well as her endless support in my intense pursuit of my past, Carn, Interstellar , Snotsucker and Ash because they’re all wonderfully awesome and have been with me from this blog’s very beginning when I desperately needed friends. They are the best.
I can only say that I plan to continue this blog called Smoke and Mirrors, it’s my baby and I love it deeply. Ask my wife. (I thank her too, for giving me the time to do what I need to do. It means more than she will ever know.)

S&M is uniquely me. . . in words, pictures and videos.
I pray you all continue to visit.
I thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and wisdom.
You’ve enriched my life in so many ways.
I wish you peace.



12 thoughts on “50K

  1. And to think, I was standing next to you when it happened. Granted, not exactly like remembering where I was the night John Lennon died, but close.

    Congratulations. I’ll try to get over the fact that your blog has more spam hits than mine has in total. But I want my box of Ring Dings, Lasagna Boy. 8)

    I’d rather owe you than cheat you out of them…
    Thanks, Smith.


  2. Thanks.
    It’s been an absolute pleasure Michael, may we both be still here for the next 50,000 hey?!!

    Thanks Kell. I think we’ll be around… {fingers crossed}


  3. Aw sweetie, congratulations! I’m so proud of you. Your work speaks for itself and is the reason you have made this milestone in a pretty short space of time. S&M is clearly your baby and that is obvious to anyone who visits her lovely quiet universe.

    Supporting your work has always been so easy – and a joy to know.

    much love,

    “lovely quiet universe”… Hmm, I like that.
    Thanks, Annie.


  4. dearest michael,
    i am so happy for you. the work and time you have lovingly put into your blog shows in your popularity. soon you will be celebrating your 100,000th. then we will have to break out the champagne and cigars. yes?

    Not really a champagne kind of guy, SF.
    The cigars should do nicely though.
    Thanks, Sarah.


  5. i’ll be happy when i get to 5000 let alone 50,000!!…well done…100,000 will be here before you can blink..quality always attracts big numbers 🙂

    Aw, thanks Moe.
    You’re one of my favorite readers.
    But I’m thinking you already knew that… 😉


  6. Congrats on hitting this milestone. I enjoy your writings and seeing what’s up next. I love the way you write about your wife and your kids. The love you have for them really shows through.
    You seem very at peace and very happy. Here’s to keepin’ on keepin’ on.

    Still working on the peace and happiness thang… 😉
    Thanks, Lass.


  7. Congratulations! I wonder if I’ll be still living when I get to 50,000 or standing! As a newbie, all I can say is I enjoy visiting your blog, always interesting! Thank you!

    Thanks, Marty.
    Your comments are always a bright spot of the day.


  8. Thank you for the compliment, Michael. 🙂 I had no idea how much I conveyed my work ethic to my readers. Congrats on the 50K mark!

    Thanks, Deb.
    As far as your work ethic, I notice it and I’m sure others do as well.


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