End of the Year Metrics (Preliminary Report)

Slightly past the mid-month mark of December 15 Grammar Captive is proud to take note of the following:

The number of unsecured pages already viewed on December 17th beats the total number of pages viewed at the end of the month of September by 2%.  On September 30 Grammar Captive recorded 6,673 views for the month of September alone.  Only seventeen days into the month of December Grammar Captive has already recorded 6,811 views for the month of December.

The number of secure Grammar Captive pages viewed during the month of November was 1067.  As of today, Sunday, December 17, 2017, the number of pages viewed for the month of December has already reached 1,197 — a 12% increase, and there still remain a full two weeks of viewing!

If this is what traffic looks like without substance, Grammar Captive is very hopeful about what traffic will look like with substance.  Maybe, just maybe, fourteen months of effort is beginning to show promise.

It is the lot of the entrepreneur.  He takes a risk, works hard without pay, and hopes for the best.  Unlike government that creates new government jobs from private sector jobs that it destroys with taxation and the servicing of government debt, the entrepreneur creates new jobs derived from his own effort.  It is the entrepreneur that makes an economy grow — not government!


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Life is full of surprises. Still, you can quit at anytime, if you have grown weary of their outcome. For, after all, survival is but a first step; it is a primitive instinct that does not distinguish us, humans, from other animals. Accordingly, if it is all that you can achieve in life, do not be surprised that others treat you like an ordinary animal. Alas, if it is all there is left, and you have grown weary, it is good justification to depart. Before you go, however, look deep inside and determine if you are not the cause of your own demise. For, in the end, society owes you nothing, and even your parents are likely to forsake you, if you have not been grateful. Have you said thanks for all that you have received, and have you given in return for all that you have taken? John F. Kennedy once stated "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country". Obviously, he was not thinking of taxes, but the help that he would require to become an effective president. Little that is great can be achieved alone. Then too, it takes great leaders to motivate society and move it forward in a manner that will pave the way to a better tomorrow. The world is in need of good leaders. Maybe you are one of them in disguise. Indeed, no one owes you a living, but if people see you struggling they are apt to lend a hand. Just do not be afraid to reach out. And, do not quit, if nothing is given in return. For, many people simply do not care, and you must not let them get you down. You have a right to your own life and the pursuit of your own happiness, so do not be afraid to claim what is yours. Just do not take what belongs to others, if it not without their permission or obtained in fair competition. And, cry out when you have been cheated, but only if there is something to be gained from your cries, for few people like a cry-baby. Be judicious, strategic, and select your battles wisely. Do not waste your time with trivial injustices, for we all make errors, and we are all, therefore, subject to the injustice of others. It is the very thought of exercising my freedom of last resort that keeps me alive, for it is the comfort that I can put an end to my suffering at any time that allows me to endure enormous pain. It is what gives me the courage to fight for what is right without fear of losing. It is a powerful freedom that you should never surrender! Just do not make pain your goal, or you will surely finish a loser. Then too, never place pleasure over goodness and know to distinguish between the two. In liberty, Roddy

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