Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Missing Inaction

I discovered only yesterday that my website has been down since the 12th. It seems my domain name had expired without reason or warning. Who knew these things had a shelf life? In any case, the situation has been resolved and I have purchased the rights to this silly business for the next 20 years. That should cover it.
Sorry for the trouble. Believe me, you didn't miss a thing.


Blogger wildwoodfarms said...

Hey Tom, Do you read the comments? Or do you hire someone like Ed Flannagan to do it for you? I have been a fan from the beginning, and hope some day you can tell us a little more about your (and my) friends at the end of the road. I miss them!

2:48 AM  
Blogger Tom Bodett said...

I do read the comments. I would hire Ed to do it, however, he exists only in my imagination and is not very reliable.

I get asked a lot about the End of the Road crew and if I have any plans to revisit them. After I finished Norman Tuttle on the Last Frontier a few years ago I decided I was too far removed from Alaska to be effective at it anymore. Being generally slothful as a writer I need to be dipped in whatever it is I'm writing about. Otherwise, there's all that research. Which sounds like work.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Suz said...

Whew! That was a close one! I was like, "wtf?" when I tried to check in last week. I tried the Bodett home page and found you again just as you figured out your link wasn't working.

I'm sleeping better these days, Tom. Thank you for handling that.

12:29 PM  
Blogger wildwoodfarms said...

Well, guess it is just as well Ed isn't covering things for you, with only 1 arm I suspect he would indeed have a tough time typing.

Glad to see your comments on being a selectman. I grew up in New Hampshire, and went to many a town meeting. As an adult (use the term loosly) I moved to northern Minnesota, similar to your finding the end of the road. It was to get away from the masses. For several years I served on our town board, which in Mn. is akin to the selectmans position in the east. I learned, like you, and only gave it up because of travel and time limitations. I enjoyed it thoroughly, and started taking my kids to "town meeting" years ago. They thought it a "hoot" also. Unfortunately, folks in northern Mn., are not as excited in town government, and out of about 75 voters, only about 6 to 10 of us would show up. Still, a wood fire going in the corner stove, coffee and goodies on the table, and a playful joust to see who would NOT be the moderator for that years meeting, all make for a homey and delightful time, and to do something that is vital to all of us, and that is to share some of ourselves with others.

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Bodett,
I don't see an email option on your web site. Okay, your right, but I'm using the blog to write to you. This is for real: I am a librarian. We will be replacing vhs formats. Do you sell your videos in DVD format or do you plan to do so? They are very popular but the format is becoming obsolete.
Thank you.

4:10 PM  

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