I have gone from hardly ever thinking about my brother to thinking of little else for about three days.
Actually, that is not quite true. Recently I have been as broke as I ever have been, and I have pointlessly pondered on what my life would be like today if he had not stolen the hundreds of thousands of pounds from us that he did. If he committed the same crimes today it would translate into about £2 million or more.
Over 600 people read yesterday's post. That is a record for me. I am guessing this was not because the post was an interesting one - far from it. That sort of story is probably one of the most boring and predictable ones that you can read. I think it must resonate with more people than I expected it to. Most families that do split up do so due to arguments about money. People become very basic when it comes to money.
When my parents tried to apologise for allowing him to deprive us of the inheritance (which they did many times before they died) I said, "Look on the bright side. You can now be sure that I visit you for no other reason than that I want to, and I will never look on you as potential corpses".
So today I am looking forward to the future by concentrating on my new - and first - advertising campaign. I have sent the artwork to the magazine to be printed, and I am printing some mail shot business cards which I intend to send to the most exclusive addresses in the land. It is going to be the opposite of biblical broadcasting: Most fell on stony ground...