There are few axioms in life to which most of us agree. The inevitability of death and taxes.
Of course, there’s “Macs are better than Windows”. My favorite axiom is, “Nothing improves without change,” which came from friend, mentor, and Mac360 founder, Tera Jean Patricks.
Allow me to bid a fond farewell to Mac360. It’s time to expand my life by exercising a little change on the road to tomorrow’s improvements. Many would argue that marriage is not a little change, and perhaps not even an improvement.
So be it. Any change in relationships carries with it a risk, and the potential reward. That’s what we work toward in life; with planning, effort, persistence, and some luck, we achieve a measure of improvement.
Regardless, that’s the goal, the objective, perhaps even the reason for the journey, which may be of more value than the destination.
This is an event and a change I’ve looked forward to for a few years, though I always managed a way to keep it in the distant future, and not bring it close to my heart, never to take the step.
There’s risk, you know. Some of us are averse to risk, especially where major changes in life are concerned.
If there is only one thing I remember from my years as Tera’s friend, it is that “nothing improves without change.” Her courage in life is now my courage in life.
Her courage in death, will be… well, never mind. Marriage is not death. Mostly. That’s what I hear. We’ll see. I’ll report back to you.
Seriously, so begins another chapter in my life with a special person, one whom I’ve known for many years, one who shares life well, and wears life well.
Through the years he has shared special moments with me, some sad, some pleasant, yet he has learned to give me moments of my own to savor and cherish. I’ve made a good choice and look forward to what life brings tomorrow.
Our closest family and friends, Tera’s family, my family, and a few of our Mac360 friends, Alex, Ron, Jack and Carol, and Kate, will share a special moment with us, a launching of the first day of the rest of our lives.
If it’s true that nothing improves without change, then we trust Mac360’s changes through the years have been beneficial for you as a Mac or PC user, willing to share your perspectives and opinions with others in our Comments sections.
We appreciate greatly your consideration of our reviews and commentary, and appreciate especially your involvement in our boutique community. Carry forward the faith.
Will this be the last you’ll hear of the soon-not-to-be a Ms. Hambi at Mac360? No, while Mac360’s co-founder Ron McElfresh will step in to a more proactive role with content development, I promise to return from time to time, perhaps as the Queen Guest Writer on issues and events of special interest.
I need to thank you, our thousands of Mac360 readers, for your comments, perspectives, and experience—all you’ve shared with us and other readers, about all things Apple and Mac and life.
Too, all of us at Mac360 appreciate the hundreds and hundreds of email messages we received following Tera’s death in 2006. It meant a great deal to us that so many readaers were touched by her spirit, and that part of her legacy remains in the Mac360 community.
Saying goodbye is never easy, so let me simply say, “see you again, soon.” I promise.