October 2008 is my anniversary on Triond. Some great things have happended within these lines for me.
This has to be a personal journal, since I have had so many people touch my life through Triond. Triond was the vehicle that I chose 2 years ago to share my poetry. I wrote my heart out, enjoyed every line and became aware that was not the only place I wanted to have on Triond. I nearly left.
A very dear friend, Chan encouraged me to write more medical and technical articles and remain on the site. If you ever need a true friend, you can find one easily in Chan Lee Peng. He is not only smart, caring, but will encourage an injured poet to change courses and remain on Triond just to keep in touch with friends that care. Thank you my friend.
Care is Judy Sheldon’s middle name. She and I have known each other nearly as long as I have been on the Triond site. Judy is always willing to help even the uneducated ones about anything she knows. Her gentle kindness is tops. What good is wisdom if you don’t share it, is probably Judy’s motto; maybe one anyway. Thank you my friend.
Michael is no longer writing on Triond and personally I nearly had a break down when I no longer saw his poetry being published on a regular basis. He commented on my first poem and gave me a gold star for placing my work on public display. He liked my poems and said the greatest words to keep me going as long as I did with only prose. Yes, for the longest time, that is all I did. Thank you Michael, my friend. if I sit too long some poetry comes out and seemed to land on the Triond pages. I have 767 pieces of material on Triond, but not all prose now, thanks to my true and dear friend Chan.
Kim Buck welcomed me from the very beginning on Triond. Along with my first friends, she read, commented and we connected as if we felt some similar happenings in our exchanged poetry. She encouraged me to the top of the mountain and I breathed some fresh air up there with her guidance and enthusiasm. She rarely writes, but if you want to go see her past material; it is as valuable today as ever. Kim Buck has a special place in my heart. Thank you my friend.
Clay arrived here and I viewed his family pictures since he was new. I saw some beckoning messages accompanying those pictures and I left comments as if I knew or wanted to meet his family. Little did I know he’d become someone special to me as well. He is all grown up and out on his own, only kidding, he was adult when he arrived on Triond a while back. He supported my writing on a regular basis and encouraged “other than poetry” from me too. Thank you my friend.
Jenny Heart, Pam Mace are close friends on Triond over the past year or more too. They are wonderful and I am thankful for their kindness toward me and undying support to my material. New friends abound, too many to list them all, yet I am grateful for all of them. Thank you friends new and old, one is silver the other gold.
One special fellow stands out from the rest. Lew Sethics wandered into my site and never left, leaving me lots of comments I treasure. He is my buddy. Thank you my friend.
If I could say one thing about my entire experience on Triond it would not be the money. It would not be the fact that I see my material in print. It would not be anything to do with Triond except they provided me with the way to meet all my cyber friends whom I am so grateful for over the last 2 years.