“Hey Bob –
How are you?
Did you spot
a herd of moose, or stumble across a bear setting up a den
in the brush near your house?
because it’s been four or five months since anything was really
posted on your web site. And, if I don’t get a chance to catch
up with you by e-mail or a text, usually I can at least spot
something on the web site that says you’re alive. (And those
moose are big animals.)
hope you’re doing well. Get in touch soon.”
The e-mail that
began this entry arrived a couple of days ago. He’s right. We
need to head back to March and April to find a decent run of
new essays and consistent posting around here. So… most of the
story of why…
A few months ago,
I became aware of an opportunity that might be in development.
Didn’t involve writing, but it was something that seemed incredibly
exciting, interesting, and worth researching and investigating.
So, I did. I reached
out to a few people, dug into some of the details, and made
myself available for consideration. And, everything went well.
Looked like I was heading back to having a regular job as part
of my daily life.
Even before I began
the new position though, I had to kick into gear around the
house. Finish off some projects that I had been putting off
because they weren’t massively important. Then…
…yup, then… the
work really began. 10 to 16 hours days so far (an a few times,
more). One stretch found me putting on a jacket and tie for
nineteen straight days.
Yeah. Web site fell
to the side, along with a lot of contact with the outside world.
I had plans. God
was falling out of his chair laughing at me. (No moose involved.)
Over the next few
days, I’m going to get the August issue of A
Parkside View ready and released. Hope
to have an essay or two (or, dare to dream, three) ready for
the web site before the end of this month. And… in September…
I should be able to take a deep breath and sort out a new schedule
for getting things posted here on the web site. Once I know
what is truly going on, I will let you in on the details.
Sorry for any frustrations
you may be experiencing. I truly am grateful for all of you
that visit regularly, and I hope you haven’t given up on me.
Just a bit more time, and things should be back to normal. (If
it ever was normal.)