Richard, more people than you know read OTP. Keep on keeping on.
On comments to posts, I’ve been reading OTP almost since its inception yet only recently started to comment. I enjoy all the posts even tough I don’t always comment, and many others also read and do not comment.
Happy typing to all!
Richard, I read your piece twice today. Scanned it this morning — in a hurry. Then again this evening. Looks like you talked yourself into a mode that will “…gradually get to the place and volume of my own acceptance…” Writing, like life, is like that. It’s a process. Type on!