Thank you.

There was a time in my life, not long ago, when, for the first time, I had $1,000 in the bank.  It didn’t last long, but it was a proud achievement.

I’m about to hit the road for the eight-hour drive to St. Louis (hence why you’ll see a lot of content from other writers on the site today).  On the way out of town I will make a single deposit of $2,600 from all of my writing and speaking gigs, much of which will go into savings.  Most of that comes from you guys making September, my first month at Patheos, my highest-traffic month ever by far (and October was close).  For those months, I was undoubtedly one of the highest traffic atheist blogs out there.

I’m doing what I love and living comfortably.  I have no idea what I did to deserve to be so lucky.  Thank you, all of you, for this.  I could not imagine a better life.  I seriously cannot find all the right words to tell you how grateful I am for the life I get to lead because you guys like what I write.  I cannot thank you all enough.

I had a friend ask me the other night, after watching an anti-gay rights video, how I rebut this stuff all the time without becoming a curmudgeon.  A big part of the answer is all of you.  I love what this blog has become, and your support means the world to me.

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.

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