It can be an art, changing the subject. Sometimes it has to be done carefully. But, overall, I want this blog to be a positive place about positive things. I do my best to be thoughtful about what's sad, but I do want to steer this blog back to what makes me happy.
I'm glad to say I have a chance to do that. THE READING FRENZY KICKSTARTER FUNDRAISER IS NOW 100% FUNDED.
It made its goal yesterday and is now at 102% funded. Some of that's mine: also, I upped my pledge slightly as the campaign went on. Some of that's from up-and-coming good author and good guy Joe Hill, who has no direct connection with Portland but heard of it and wanted the store to be able to come back. The fundraiser -- needed after the store's landlord kicked the store out of the location after it had been there for 17 years -- will pay for the store to reopen elsewhere in Portland, in a bigger space, and expand its publishing efforts. WHICH WILL NOW HAPPEN.
Something good happened. Thank you, everyone who helped.
What will the next good thing be? I hope to blog about it.