March 02, 2012

Back with Buckley

Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.
 
William F. Buckley, Jr.
 
I took a year off trying to be Buckley. The only part I forgot, in appropriating his life, was a few dozen million dollars in inherited wealth. So I'm back working again.
 
It's been a rough sled, but I've learned a lot. It takes some effort not to be bitter when I think about how things might have gone if I'd made different decisions. So I try not to think about that.
 
Instead, I remember Buckley's words, and look around myself. Three delightful children; a loving and compassionate wife; good health; the retirement benefit of flying almost anywhere for next to nothing; and a big, leather sofa to rest in while I write.
 
I've absolutely nothing to complain about.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at 08:42 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Welcome back, Mike!

Posted by: kae at March 03, 2012 07:28 AM (PO+PA)

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Hi Mike and welcome back!

It's your name sake here in Dallas. I don't know why but i find it curious that someone has the same name. I don't mean to weird you out. I'm a dad of 3 older kids and I'm fairly normal. I come from New York City from a family of 8. I moved here 4 years ago and thankfully, my kids followed. My son is Michael Jr. too!

I wondered what happened to you. I'm glad to see your still around. Keep writing and I'll keep reading.

Be well, 

Mike

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at March 08, 2012 07:01 AM (lUbPX)

3 I'm touched by y'all's comments. Thank you.

Posted by: Michael Rittenhouse at March 12, 2012 06:58 AM (2Oas0)

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