Thursday, March 08, 2007

I'm Not Dead

To my readers: Family concerns are currently preventing me from posting to "Don To Earth", and from responding to the numerous e-mails that I have received and continue to receive.

Don

612 Comments:

At 9:46 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Thank God! We were all so worried about you! (Seeing that picture, though, caused my heart to skip a beat).

 
At 9:48 PM, Blogger Ben said...

I hope all goes well with your family, however. Thank you for updating us, though.

 
At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Lisa from DC said...

Dear Don,

Thank you for letting us know. What a huge relief. You have a lot of fans out here. We wish you and your family well!

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Em said...

Good to hear the update. Really hope things go well with your family.

 
At 10:06 PM, Anonymous Jordan said...

Thanks for the update... you have a lot of fans that i'm sure were concerned that you hadn't posted. Hope all goes well with your family.

 
At 10:36 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Be well, Don. We hope the concerns are quickly alleviated!

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger princess said...

Glad to "read" you back, Don. Dying to read more from you.....
God bless!!

 
At 10:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

phew! - but can you choose a better graphic next time!!! I thought the worst when I saw that tombstone graphic.

 
At 11:35 PM, Blogger Scott Haley said...

I won't assume you're dead just because you don't post for a few days.

 
At 11:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good show.

 
At 11:50 PM, Blogger Blork said...

Glad to hear it! Uh... the "not dead" part I mean. I hope the family concerns smooth out for you soon!

 
At 12:41 AM, Blogger WillisBlog said...

just another "thanks to let us know" Its funny how one can become such an addict to a blog :-)

 
At 12:49 AM, Blogger Katherine said...

Thank God you are here (there). I just found you, I can't lose you.

Good luck with your family.

Katherine

 
At 2:38 AM, Blogger Elessa said...

t'was worried due to the length of time since the prior post. my prayers be with thee and thine.

 
At 2:40 AM, Anonymous Markus said...

Good to know, Don! I was worrying too :)

 
At 4:01 AM, Blogger Rob Ashton said...

I was beginning to worry, thank heavens you're still with us.

Hope everything keeps well with the family :S

 
At 4:59 AM, Anonymous modifoo said...

Good to hear. A soul in Norway is relieved. Bless you.

 
At 7:44 AM, Anonymous Jessica said...

So, what you're saying is that reports of your death have been greatly exaggerated!

Glad to hear you're still kicking, and our thoughts are with you as you work through these family matters.

 
At 8:20 AM, Blogger kenju said...

That's so good to know, Don. I was worried about you.

 
At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Don, I'm a new reader to your blog and I have to say I echo the sentiments of the others here. I hope everything goes well with you and your family! As for yur choice of picture, glad to see you've a healthy sense of humor.

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger t-girl said...

Hi Don:

I feel absolute relief and joy to see you're back online--even with the sarcophagus,skull and crossbones to mark this entry!

Life is so precious and I am glad you're still with us enjoying it day by day.

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger KEN said...

*WHEW!*

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger Twilight said...

Thank you for setting our minds at rest, Don. I hope things will ease for you soon so that you can come back to us with your wonderful writing.

 
At 11:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea Buddy, Don's still kicking! Can't wait for the next update! Good to know your OK.

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger Dawn G said...

Huge sigh of relief... :)
Hope all is well soon...

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger Chimera said...

Family comes first, always, and along with the others, I appreciate the update...and the fact that you're still among us.

I watched the movie Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion last night (excellent movie, for those looking for something true-to-life). And as I watched the scenes immediately following the explosion, I couldn't help thinking of you, and wondering just how close the movie came to what actually happened. What a lucky kid you were to have had a fourth birthday!

 
At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don, did you pick the title and picture yourself? Doesn't seem like you...

I hope Life is being gentle.

From,
Someone who cares

 
At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Ook said...

Very funny Don. I was almost liberated of my earthly toils when I saw the skull and crossbones.

Then I noticed the skull was laughing.

Wishing you the best with your family concerns.

 
At 1:23 AM, Blogger alphabet soup said...

Hooray!! Hooray!!

That's the best news today!!

Ms Soup

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger merland said...

Thanks for the update Don. I hope all of your family concerns are soon resolved. We all look forward to your next post. Be well.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Rich said...

All the best Don! Good to know :D

 
At 2:48 PM, Anonymous raindogmx said...

you posted at last!
all of our best wishes to you and your family.

 
At 8:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks God, I am happy to hear from you Don. Although my heart rate really high when I was opening the page. Take care.

Sally

 
At 8:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We care, you see. Much love,
British Female Lurker x

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger vwsista said...

Whew. Oh, I'm so glad you're ok.

I hope everything gets better there for you.

Good thoughts coming your way!

 
At 1:37 PM, Anonymous DLR said...

Don, So good to see that your still amongst us. I have just recently met you and look forward to many, many life stories from you. Love....

 
At 3:57 AM, Anonymous verbalAffair said...

-and here is another Norwegian soul happy to see you around. Good luck with your concerns!

 
At 6:06 AM, Blogger Anita said...

Hi Don,

Thanks for letting us know! I'm so glad to hear you're fine! Be well and take care of your family. I'll promise you, we will be here when you get back. (Must agree about the picture, though, it certainly made my heart sink, but love the irony).

 
At 2:31 PM, Blogger Jarbas said...

Hope your family problems get set soon. I'm missing your great posts.Let me say you something we would say here in Brazil: 'Muito Axé, Don'.

 
At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Indrani Shanmugharajah said...

Hi Don

Thank you for the few lines, kept our worries away

 
At 12:49 PM, Blogger suzanne said...

je viens tout juste de découvrir
" Don To Earth "

Je suis très émue...


Je voudrais me considérer comme votre "amie virtuelle ", vous acceptez ?

 
At 1:42 PM, Blogger Victoria said...

A relief to know you're not dead. I hope the family issues are alleviated soon and to the benefit of all concerned.

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger gautami tripathy said...

We will wait. You take care.

 
At 4:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that you even have fans in Iceland! :)

 
At 7:20 AM, Blogger Phillipa's BLOG said...

Dear Don,
I showed my class your website yesterday and they were touched and inpsired by your entries.

Look forward to reading more insights from you soon.
Take care.

 
At 2:28 AM, Blogger cwee said...

Glad to hear from you again. Thank God all is fine with you.
Just to let you know you have a friend at the other side of the globe.

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Andrea Turchi said...

"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is to praise."

~ Oprah Winfrey

I hope things go well with your family.
We will be waiting for enjoying your posts.

www.apartirdeunafrase.blogspot.com

 
At 12:16 AM, Blogger nollie said...

kudos to you for always haning in there even when the going gets tough! take what time and energy you need to tend to your family concerns--just promise to leave a few morsels once in a while.

 
At 1:42 PM, Blogger 8ministries.com/blog said...

Even silence can inspire....I am praying for you.

Ronnie

 
At 6:58 PM, Anonymous Martha from Respectance said...

I am glad that you are well Don. Please take care of your family concerns and come share with us.

 
At 1:08 AM, Blogger Jeans said...

Hello Don!

I hope all goes well with you and your family.
Take care!

 
At 9:41 PM, Anonymous banjodunc said...

I became a fan shortly before you went "off line" and I find myself checking in often. I'm very keen for you to return.
You speak of topics dear to my heart.
I await your return eagerly.

 
At 10:59 PM, Blogger nollie said...

hurry back Don we all miss you.

in the meantime---go visit my blog

www.nollie-travel.blogspot.com

beautiful travel photos

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Herborg said...

Hope all goes well.....thank you for letting us know

 
At 4:04 AM, Anonymous Phiblógsopho said...

Thanks, Don. I was wondering what you were up to.

Greetings!

 
At 1:53 AM, Anonymous Gina said...

I'm another one of the many who have found their way onto your insightful blog. You've really inspired me! I showed your blog to some of my friends, and the verdict is unanimous: you and your writing are something to be treasured.

Best wishes for your family from all of us over here in Ohio. :)

 
At 7:47 AM, Blogger nikinpos said...

I saw the title of your blog on someone elses links. I had to come and see how old you are. Did you know that there is ablog written by a 107 year old lady called Olive? (Its called 'The Life of Riley' if you want to take a look.)

 
At 9:53 PM, Blogger poopee shmoopee said...

haha. you are cheeky.

 
At 6:39 AM, Blogger ilker said...

Good to know.. thank you for the update!

 
At 9:47 AM, Anonymous Rhea said...

I just got here for the first time, so please post again so I can read you.

 
At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Mary said...

I also just found your blog and loved reading it. Please hurry back :)We all miss you and your talent for writing.

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger nemxin2 said...

I heard about ur blog on TV. ;)

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger Princess said...

Wishing you a meaningful, colorful EASTER!
Please hurry back!!!!

 
At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old Dude - You ROCK! Please right again so I can learn from your knowledge. I told all my high school friends about you and we all check you blog.

 
At 11:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

don, don't hurry back. if you're having family issues, they are WAY more important than us. you have a life besides your blogging , and ppl should just be patient. don't worry, we won't die without you =D
i hope you the best with your family!

 
At 9:02 PM, Anonymous albear said...

its a big relief, to know that you are ok, and i iwsh you all the best with what ever in life is taking you time at the moment, you have such a great outlook on life and an ability to get your thoughts and thinking into the world and make a diffrence to the little people lifes, i.e mine, i wish you all the best and look forward to reading you next insight into like the universe and whats goes on.

 
At 11:27 PM, Anonymous rojamco said...

Don, I just discovered your site and glad to find another senior "speaking" his mind.

I have a website of my own:
Carefree Retired Seniors - We do NOT suffer from CRS.
http://www.carefreeretiredseniors.com

I will be linking to your site from mine because we have some common elements.

 
At 7:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you are dead, but you just wont admit it!

 
At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

An Icelandic fan is so HAPPY to see you'r back Don! All my best to you and your family.
Helga

 
At 12:22 AM, Blogger Dan Marvin said...

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At 12:22 AM, Blogger Dan Marvin said...

Don,

Have you thought about the afterlife?

Are you a Christian?

For Him,
Dan

 
At 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

silence is golden and grand

 
At 12:49 PM, Anonymous someone who likes to check in. said...

So glad you're ok! It's quite here with my husband reading and my daughter quietly watching TV. I spoke out load saying "OHH NOO!" and gave them all a start. (being quite and all) Your choice on image gave me quite a start. LOL
I truly hope things clear up with whatever is going on with your family.
Sending you all my extra warm thoughts and well wishes!

 
At 3:38 PM, Anonymous who's-sane said...

Hi there Don. This is my first visit to your blog, but I'll be looking forward to reading more of your posts. :-)

 
At 10:09 PM, Anonymous D.L. said...

Hi all - just a quick note to say that Don is still fine and hopes to get back to blogging in the not-too-distant future. As for the picture - as far as I know it wasn't his choice :)

 
At 3:57 PM, Anonymous David said...

Phew! He had me worried for a bit...

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger Princess said...

Where are you? Will you ever post again? I miss reading you...

 
At 4:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Don:
(Hope you don't mind me calling you my dearest .. you truly are.) I am hoping all is well with you and your family. We are looking forward to hearing your soothing words soon.
Kind Regards
Maureen

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger thenakedsingularity said...

This is quite odd. :(

 
At 12:17 PM, Blogger takefive said...

I'm really glad to get to know touching blog like this. I wish you well. Take care!

 
At 8:52 AM, Anonymous Martha Mihaly said...

Come back and speak to us soon. We are all waiting, and hoping that you and your loved ones are well.

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger James Marshall said...

Bless you Don! We miss you and hope all is well. A tip of the hat and a clink of the glass to you dear sir.

 
At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a great admirer of your writing and I miss your blogging very much. Hope everything is still well with you and you can grace us with your internetular presence soon.

 
At 11:05 AM, Anonymous Longevity Science said...

Thank you for your interesting post!
I thought perhaps you may also find this related post interesting to you:
Longevity Lecture in Halifax
http://longevity-science.blogspot.com/2007/04/longevity-lecture-in-halifax.html

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger Julie said...

It'll be worth waiting for... :-)

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger Samantha said...

Earth to Don????

 
At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Tiff in OK said...

I miss you, Don to Earth! I hope you are soon back to your bloggery self and that things are well with your family.

 
At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YOU BETTER NOT BE!
I'VE COME TO DEPEND ON YOU
I WISH YOU WOULD WRITE MORE
CAROL CUNLIFFE
chague@rogers.com

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger lady macleod said...

glad you are not dead, always good.

 
At 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

please update soon... we are all wondering how you and yours are faring.

be well.

love,
j

 
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At 11:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe this blog died - too bad, it was a great blog.

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger pearl said...

Hope you come back soon and write some more for us Don..

 
At 12:43 PM, Anonymous David said...

Anonymous: Whilst Don lives on, this blog lives on!

Don is a legend and inspiration to us all - have some faith, please...

Don: Take as much time as you want. play things sage, and I hope all goes well, with your family. Best of luck, my ol' friend! ;)

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger it's the little things... said...

I just found you today at the end of May...and I hope you reutrn soon!

 
At 6:37 PM, Anonymous modifoo said...

Pray that you are fine!

Greetings from Norway.

 
At 4:07 AM, Anonymous SDG said...

I hope you are well Don, you are a true inspiration to all of us. Come back soon.

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger DIAMONDKT said...

Take your time. The Blogosphere will await your return.

 
At 4:42 AM, Blogger Martha from Respectance.com said...

Don, let us knwo if things are okay.

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger GONZO said...

happy to be the comment nember 100!
Hoper everything's OK

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger 震哥 said...

I happen to know that You are the oldest blogger and I will put your link to my blog.

 
At 12:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i miss your posts!

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Canada Relocation - nupad.ca said...

Another reader sitting in suspense.


June 7th, 2007 - A worthy wait...

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger kenju said...

Don, are YOU okay?

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger Victor said...

Gosh, if you are not dead, then come back and reassure us. We are worried sick. - 20 June 2007

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger antonio said...

Don! Please post something!

 
At 8:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we miss you - hope you're ok.

 
At 10:03 PM, Blogger Essence Of Joy said...

Great hearing from you.

Best wishes!

MN

 
At 1:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Evening Don
I found out about this blog on the program "The Hour" broadcasted 06/25/2007 and was captivated immediately I have spent the last couple of hours reading the most interesting history, I use to sit at my Grandparents table and listen to stories about "the early days" and was alway amazed how in the face of adversity one could always find something to smile about, I believe that my generation should step back to yester year and appreciate what has been done for us. I look forward to reading the next chapter All the best to you and yours

 
At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Tom O'Connor said...

I saw you on The Hour on CBC. Thought is was interesting and with my Grandfather passing away, it makes me wonder what he was thinking in his final days. I'll keep checking back. I hope all goes well with your family.

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger madepiphany said...

I miss you Don. We don't know eachother, but I really really miss your wisdom. Ever few days I check your blog, and every few days I am dissapointed. Hope you are doing ok, your fan,
Madepiphany

 
At 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are you?

 
At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Crowdis,

I was introduced to your blog by a family member of yours - I am honored he shared this with me.

Your blog has, and continues to touch those in cyberspace - you are missed, loved and thought of by many! It is my hope you are healthy, content and in high spirits - may God be with you and your family.

Take care,
Luvera

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger drussit said...

hikayeler - hikaye - fx15

 
At 11:32 PM, Anonymous genamarzuolo@aol.com said...

Dear Don,
Did you not know that you are my Ghandi? Well, you are at least one of the Ghandis in my world today....please write soon, we miss you...one and all.

 
At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Paul said...

Hope you are well!

 
At 11:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss reading your wisdom and recollections. Hope to see you back online soon.

All the best to you and yours.

 
At 4:59 AM, Blogger Jin said...

I come across your blog this morning. It's a wonderful present for me. I love your blog. You inspire me.

My grandparents are the same age as you. But they don't blog.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I send my best wishes to you!

 
At 3:24 AM, Blogger Pradeep said...

Good to see this. Wish you the best.

 
At 6:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have a bad feeling about Don. :(
We're still waiting for his new post.

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger dodgeman said...

i hope things are ok for your family, don. glad to hear you haven't passed on, though as albus dumbledore says "death is just another adventure"
best wishes my friend

 
At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Missing you!

 
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At 3:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe it's been so long since the last post. I know Don doesn't do the typing so can the person who uploads for him PLEASE give us an update?

 
At 12:32 AM, Blogger Teresa said...

HI Don

Hope that all is well with you. Look forward to read your bloges.
Take Care

 
At 11:06 PM, Blogger THE Michael said...

To whom it may concern,

I am just one of those fortunate ones who happened to stumble across this blog and thus was introduced to a very pleasant gentleman who had much to say that, so rare in this day and age, was truly genuine and valuable. Don may very well have been the oldest blogger on the planet, but it mattered little, for he was one of us and in his own humble way became the patriarch of a very large family, albeit a virtual one. That being said........

We miss him. We have been patient and allowed him to tend to his troubles, but now that we have given due time, we feel that perhaps both the best and worst has happened to our aged friend. The best I speak of is that perhaps he has completed the circle of life and has now reached those conclusions that we all know await us. The worst I speak of is that he has been removed from our vast family and we will have to continue on without those thoughts that have nurtured us, his virtual family. In such a case we are indeed bereft.

We doubt very seriously that Don did not have family, and we would assume that someone related to him and responsible for him also knows of this blog and is capable of signing on, if only in comments, and let us know what has become of our friend. We would be most grateful if one of you would take the time to let us know the ultimate reason for Don's absence for such an extended period so that we may seek closure if necessary, or hold him in our thoughts or prayers if he needs them.

We ask so little. Please let us know.


Don's friends, known and unknown

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger La Luminescenza del Cerchio di Luce said...

when will you be back?

 
At 10:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aug 19th
Any news?

 
At 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To "the michael" and Don's many other and loyal friends,

August 20, 2007

Don is alive and well. In fact, he and his beloved Margaret are looking forward to celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary on August 22! He thinks of you a lot and plans to return to blogging. It was not his intention to lose contact with you - in fact, each and every one of you is special to him, far more than you would ever realise. It was circumstances beyond his control that put an abrupt halt to his blog, but keep posted and you will be pleasantly surprised!!! Many thanks for your loyalty and for making my Dad feel so special.

 
At 4:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank You. As you can see your father has a loyal and loving 'audience' of friends. Good to hear all is well and I, for one, look forward to his return.
x

 
At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

p.s. Happy Anniversary, Don!

 
At 6:04 AM, Anonymous Bayliss said...

Phew! Glad to hear that. Happy anniversary and looking forward to your return Don.

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger Oogii said...

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At 1:44 AM, Anonymous doroo said...

That's good to know. Keep in touch.

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Andrei Rosca said...

Said news from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Crowdis

"Died on the 22th of may due to a heart-attack while he was posting a new entry on hist blog entitled "I never felt so alive before in my life""

Can anyone confirm this? Please tell me this isn't true.

 
At 12:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Andrei Rosca and Don's other friends:

August 23, 2007, 12:05 PM:

Do not worry. I am one of Don's daughters and I can tell you that he is alive and well. He and Margaret celebrated their anniversary yesterday. Someone is either misinformed or has a warped mind and is playing a not-so-funny joke by adding that last paragraph to his Wikipedia entry. I talked to him five minutes ago. He is in great spirits and making plans for his day.

 
At 4:48 AM, Anonymous Andrei Rosca said...

Great! Thanks

 
At 11:02 PM, Anonymous Astrid and Lani said...

Lani and I wish your mom and dad a very happy 68th anniversary on August 22nd. Happy Birthday on the 24th also.

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger modifoo said...

A very welcome relief to hear!

Best wishes across the ocean(s)

 
At 4:52 AM, Blogger Dawn G said...

Gosh Don... been months since we heard from you..... and with all the rumours floating around here n there... please come back and fill us with your wisdom soon.... and take care..... missing you.

 
At 9:59 AM, Anonymous still someone who cares said...

Still missing your entries. I truely hope you can give us an up date soon :(

 
At 12:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are you?

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's the end of his life :(

 
At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, when you're 93, probably the last thing you want is to feel an obligation to thousands of people you don't know - you probably just want to focus on the people closest to you, and the things that really matter in your life!
Best wishes to Don, and if you blog again I'll read it happily, but if you don't at least we know you're enjoying family time.

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Elaine said...

Hi Don, Well, I am glad you are not dead as I did not have time to tell you how I enjoyed my afternoon talking to you last week at Honda. What an amzing man you are and what a full life you have had, if only half the people on the planet could accomplish what you have done, we would have a better world.
Then to find out that your wife was a MacLeod which is my name made my day. I told you there was a clan gathering in Ottawa next summer, here is the web site: www.macleodgathering2008.ca Hopefully you will be able to attend.
I will spend more time on your blog and enjoy your adventures.
All the best.
Elaine

 
At 9:01 PM, Anonymous Lucas McDonnell said...

Hi Don,

Just discovered your blog today, and I want to applaud not only the quality of writing you have given us all, but the enduring wisdom in that shines through in all you write.

Reading your thoughts reminds me of the courage, fragility and beauty of the human spirit.

Thanks for being willing to share your thoughts with all of us.

Sincerely,

Lucas

 
At 1:51 AM, Blogger sunnyclaus said...

Hi Don, I am just watching your "Portrait of a Canadian" on the CBC show "The Hour" and wanted to pop in to check out your blog. Sorry to hear that all is not well with your family, I give you and your family my best.

Regards.

 
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At 6:51 AM, Anonymous ukok said...

By way of John Bowden's blog I have found my way here. You have a lot of really interesting post's to read and I look forward to spending more time here in future.

God Bless you!

 
At 6:21 AM, Anonymous David Wilkinson said...

Best wishes Don. We miss you!

 
At 4:44 AM, Blogger Shannon said...

Come back soon... your posts make my day. I hope all is well.

 
At 11:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thursday, March 08, 2007
Was the last entry.. I keep checking but am fearing the worst. :(
I hope we hear from someone soon.

 
At 1:53 AM, Blogger Teagan said...

we miss you and your life experience

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger Caroline said...

Still missing you, Don...

 
At 10:39 AM, Anonymous WEN said...

Hi Don:
Thank you for attending my performance on Sat., Nov. 24, 2007 - and also for speaking with me after the show. Congratulations on you accomplishments and most of all for being sooooo'young at heart' - you have more energy than some of the young people I've encountered in my professional life. Hope to see you again in the near future. Keep up the great work - young man.

 
At 4:08 PM, Blogger Shoes said...

Don -
Here's hoping that you're still alive & kicking!! Wish you all the best.

-Shoes

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Miss Jess said...

It's been nine months...

Where is Don?

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Being an Australian... now living in America... I will be honest in saying that I have never heard of you (I am sure that is nice to hear sometimes) but by chance I stumbled across your site... I must say that I really enjoy your writing... when I read what you are writing I find myself deep in what you are saying... it isn't often I find people doing that to me. Do hope all is well... best of luck...

 
At 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope your blog stays online, even if you never post again. You have the most amazing writing style. I've really enjoyed perusing (and reading) through your older posts...stay here please!

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger adam brown said...

look this is the "diet" i told you about you should really enter the site :) bye enter the site

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger barb michelen said...

Hello I just entered before I have to leave to the airport, it's been very nice to meet you, if you want here is the site I told you about where I type some stuff and make good money (I work from home): here it is

 
At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes to you, Don!

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger Michelle & John said...

Happy New Year Don and family!!! Wishing you love, health, and happiness in 2008!!! Be well and post soon, we miss your wisdom!
~Michelle
Illinois

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger CBU Art Gallery said...

Donald,
I just discovered your blog tonight after 'google-ing' my own name and finding yours on zoominfo.com!
I am an art curator at Cape Breton University Art Gallery in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and read with delight that you too were a curator. Also, i find you look like my grandfather, Ivan Crowdis.
I hope your health is well. I would love to speak further with you if that would be ok.
Cheers,
Suzanne A. Crowdis
Sydney, Nova Scotia

 
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At 2:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is dead?!

 
At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Merlin Silk said...

"Don to Earth" has remained in my blog roll for a long time, but now we are pressing nearly a year without update.
Form the comments we can't tell too much as there is no date - just the time and over a year that becomes meaningless.
So - here my questions - what the situation with Don, and should I keep this blog in my blogroll?

Merlin

 
At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don has moved! Check out his new blog - http://dontoearthagain.wordpress.com/

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Don said...

To all the many people who've been asking for information on Don and his blog:

Don is my grandfather and I can tell you he's doing fine. He didn't intend to take this long hiatus from the world of blogging and in fact has been writing ever since the last entry here. I've been meaning to set up the new blog for a long time, and it's really my fault that you haven't heard anything until now.

I hope you'll all enjoy the new site - you'll find it at www.dontoearthagain.com. Some of Don's writing from the past year is up already and there's much more to follow.

Thank you all for the kind messages posted here, they've been very much appreciated. Apologies once again for the delay in replying.

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger Ray Crowdis said...

Hi Don: I met you in your office in Halifax in 1965. In 1970 I was in a doctor's waiting for my appointment and was unaware there was a radio program on in the background. The announcer said "OK Mr. Crowdis" (introducing Don Crowdis) and I got up from my chair and started to go into the doctor's office before I realized my mistake. Since we are related it is easy to see that you have that "Crowdis Look" and in fact you look nearly identical to my uncle John Crowdis who is also 93 and fit as a fiddle. Are you aware there was a detailed history of the Crowdis Family published in the US a few years ago? In any case I have a number of aunts who are over 100 so hope you reach that age as well.
Best of Luck, Ray Crowdis

 
At 12:53 AM, Blogger Raphael Nikolai Necesito said...

thank god...

guitar-freebooks.blogspot.com

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Dilkman said...

I might suggest that since the blog has moved and so many people are interested, that you create a new post announcing the move. Most people are not going to scroll 175 comments to see the information.

This would benefit your readers and for those of us who had you in our feeds, we would be notified.

best to all

 
At 5:15 AM, Blogger Don said...

dilkman - you're right of course, and I would love to add a new post to this blog but unfortunately I'm not able to do so, for reasons I can't really go into here.

 
At 12:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please do do something to let the world know that Don is still writing. I know many of us have missed his posts badly.

 
At 4:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

W00t you blog at 94, i just dream to that kinda age. all the good wishes from me for ur family, happy blogging

 
At 6:14 AM, Blogger Tom Dougherty said...

Don, if you're well enough to update I wish you would do so.

 
At 2:48 AM, Anonymous Afghan LORD said...

Dear Don,

I hope you are fine and in the best of health. I pray for you to age another 100 years

I am writing you from Afghanistan. I was searching the oldest blogger around the world and i am very happy i found you.
I am teaching blogging for journalists and writers here in Kabul and they asked me who is the oldest blogger.
Now i am introducing you for them.

thanks
Afghan LORD
from Afghanistan
you can visit my blogs here:
www.afghanlord.org
www.kabuli.org
http://afghanpenlog-en.blogspot.com

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Yan said...

Don, where are you my friend?

 
At 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don has moved

http://dontoearthagain.wordpress.com/

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Frequent Reader said...

I love this blog, thanks for sharing.
- George Ya76oo

 
At 3:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello, my name is Violeta Facio. I am an student of psicology in the University of Sevilla interested in searching some information about the use of the internet in old people. I am sorry if my language is not very correct but I am Spanish and I don´t have too much knowledges of English language.
The reason why I am writting to you is to ask you if you could answer some easy and short questions for me in order to help me in my project.
So, if you can give me any e-mail to contact with you I will send you the questions hoping you answer them and send them back to me.

Thankyou very much,

I look forward to hear from you.

Violeta

 
At 3:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I forgot!, my e-mail adress is Vio_Fashion@hotmail.com

thanks!

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger Kurt said...

where are you at?

 
At 4:21 PM, Blogger Teresa said...

http://dontoearthagain.wordpress.com/

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger Sahasi said...

It is great to see so many admirers of yours... after reading your blogs I have become your fan too...
cheers
Sahasi from American temples

 
At 2:20 PM, Blogger Azuflower said...

Dear Don,

How are you? I love your blog, please please come back! Azu

 
At 4:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are really increadible man!!!

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger anonymous jones said...

Hi Don! Apparently you are a legend. Did you know that? I only just found out and that's why I'm here. (You're going global, Don!)

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Don, found you by accident. Turning forty in 18 days. feeling strange about it. seems ridiculous when you're in your 90's. Any advice.

 
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At 2:30 PM, Blogger Melissa Z said...

As a new blogger I am relieved to know you are still around. I look forward to reading more of your honest and beautiful insight.

 
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At 3:44 AM, Blogger Mr.Marz said...

WHAT update, it has been two years! Are you among the living, or are you crossed to the other side. Stop this madness and put up a new post even if you have to talk to someone else to do the typing. In any rate, God Bless You Don to Earth!

 
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