Today is Thursday, February 28. I have a childhood friend who was born on a leap year. His birthday would be tomorrow; instead, he’s stuck, being a seven-year-old. If you’re reading this and you suffer from the same bizarro birth-date sequencing, I want you to know that I’m thinking about you. And if you’re reading this and you’re one of the lucky trillions of people who get to celebrate a birthday every year, I want you to know that SUBSCRIPTION-ONLY CONTENT STARTS TOMORROW.
You’ve likely already heard me say it, but I’m saying it again because it’s the last time I can say it: Subscribe now if you don’t want to miss anything. If you subscribe before I send out tomorrow’s newsletter (March 1), it’ll be delivered directly to your inbox. The cost: $7 a month, or $70 a year. Those who are signed up for the free ‘letter but haven’t subscribed will continue to get the Tuesday email; those who subscribe will also get the Friday crib sheet, plus a bunch of new features. Some of that will be and is being planned by me; a lot of it will be based on what my paying customers tell me they wish to continue paying for. Here’s that button again:
I know I said this last time, and a couple other times before that, but I wanna say it again because I really do feel a ton of gratitude toward everyone who’s read along, shared a link, sent in an email, or asked me to be their pro bono therapist for all things Liverpool. Writing into the void would be joyless; sending these manic ramblings and having your responses bounce back at me has been a blast.
Now, I’m not comparing myself to Paul Pogba, and I would never do that, but the trajectory of this quarter-volley pretty much exactly mirrors the trajectory of my feelings toward this endeavor. I was hopeful but not expectant about trying something new, and you all made me realize pretty quickly that there were plenty of rewards to be had:
So, thank you to all of you, for making it worth my time, and hopefully I’ve made it worth yours. Also, now that I’ve buttered you up, here’s that button again:
To those who have already subscribed, I can’t wait to get started. See ya tomorrow.
As I said last time, and now say every time: If you enjoyed this, please subscribe! And please pass on the word to anyone you know who might be interested. Call your boyfriend. Tell your girlfriend. Inform your mortal enemy. Everyone is welcome … unless you’re a fascist — in which case, get the hell outta here! Thanks, as always, to all you non-fascists for reading along.