July 15, 2005
For some reason I went to bed and woke up around midnight. I tried to go back to sleep but couldn't. So I came online and did some reading and posting a few comments on blogs. One thing I found interesting was this statement at the bottom of a "Dear Abbey" column (not because it's a different person writing the Dear Abbey column, but because they post this statement at the end of the column):
"Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069."
I think when I decide to stop writing this blog, I'll find another author to take over and put a statement like this on my blog:
"The Daily Spirit Human is written by John, also known as (New author's name), and was founded by his/her friend John."
Now I'm going to bed again, hopefully to recover some balance in my sleep/awake patterns.
Posted by carl1236 at July 15, 2005 1:39 AM | Balance
This was the premise behind Buttercup's true love's occupation in "A Princess Bride". He was the current Dread Pirate Roberts, a position that was handed down from another in order to keep the legend active. The original was obviously a forward thinker.
Posted by: Scott at July 20, 2005 6:57 PM
Haha, inconceivable! Wait, let me explain...No there is too much. Let me sum up...
When I first heard about "Abby's" daughter taking over the column, I thought that no two people are alike and that the tone of the column would change. I also thought that people might think they are being ripped off by not getting answers from the 'real' Abby.
But the way they worded this little blurb at the end makes it sound like "Dear Abbey" has a life of it's own and whoever writes it is really not the issue. And they imply that's the way it has always been designed.
very interesting spin. I think it would work with a blog too ;-) That is if anyone was really reading my blog! haha. I think 'Dear Abbey' is still swamped with letters and people like reading about other people's problems. So it goes on.
Posted by: John at July 21, 2005 12:51 AM