Welcome to Buster's Blog

Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.

Buster Gammons

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Father's Day

Father's Day has been particularly difficult this year.
As many of Buster's faithful readers already know, our beloved and outspoken blogger ended his fight with brain cancer last month, after two years of fighting tooth and nail. He handled his illness with grace and strength, and never once lost his trademark sense of humor, even when faced with a rapid decline in health.
He is so sorely missed. Knowing the impact he had on so many he knew is a comfort, however.
In the wake of such sadness for my family and myself, all the lovely messages, cards,
and gifts we have received have illustrated just how great a man Buster was.
Reading countless posts on social media today about all my friends' fathers has been tough, but at the same time very heartwarming. I want everyone reading to cherish their fathers today, living or not. If your father is still with us, let him know how much you care about him and love him. Life is fleeting, and oftentimes our families are the closest people we have in our lives. Please, never take your parents for granted. Reconciling with the fact that my parents are not invincible has been the toughest part of this whole two-year-plus journey.
My father was perhaps the most politically principled man I knew, and also one of the most knowledgeable. His viewpoints are not at all dissimilar to my own. After all, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. 😉

This is not the end of Buster's Blog. I, Buster Jr., will do my very best to continue my father's online legacy, in the political sphere and sporting world. You won't see the frequency of posts you once did, as Dad was quite the active blogger. And considering Dad was so politically savvy, you might not get as refined a political take from me, although my sentiments will be entirely familiar to the average reader. You will see, however, more sports content than my father provided, as that is what I know best. Expect a lot of Tribe, Cavs, Browns, and Buckeyes talk.

Myself, along with the help of some of Buster's very dearest friends will do our
very best contribute to this blog and continue the standard of excellence Dad exuded here on this blog.
This is just but one small way to honor a terrific man, and one who I am so glad to have called my father.
I hope you continue to follow this blog, as Dad would have loved to have you stick around. Here's to many more pointed posts.

And as always, fuck Fox News, and fuck Koch Industries. 😉

Buster Jr.

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