Oh, good grief! It's been over a month since I've posted anything. Perhaps I took a nice summer vacation, you think? Not really. I did go to Long Island for a weekend of learning about WFTDA roller derby officiating, but a weekend in a roller hockey rink does not necessarily equal a true vacation. I did have a really good bagel though, so that's something. [Incidentally, Long Island reminded me a lot of Northwest Indiana--just with bagels and different accents. It was a little disconcerting.]
Anyway, I have missed blogging, and I've been thinking about how to get back into it. I obviously am having difficulty coming up with regular ideas for letters to others. I'm no Charlie Pierce, who's been writing--at least for the 2 weeks I've subscribed to the Boston Globe--open letters to people. That's for sure.
Instead, I think I'll go for a hybrid Charlie Pierce/Suzanne Beecher route. Suzanne runs an e-mail book club, which I've belonged to for several years. I don't always read the books, but I do read her columns at the beginning. She's a delight to read, and I love the way her column is organized--just a simple note to us readers with some observation about life.
If I combine these two approaches, I hope that I'll be able to get back into the 5 days/week blogging routine. I think the rest of my writing is suffering a little, since I don't make use of this space that's designed to help me practice my craft. I'll try to make it as interesting as possible, and I hope you keep on reading (and maybe tell your friends).
Thanks for your patience!