OK, so I've been gone for quite awhile (until this week). So, here's the story of the past several months explaining where I have been:
1. The first thing that really took me away from writing was something I hadn't done since high school, which is acting. I was, and remain, a recovering drama/band geek. So, I was in a play last fall, where I had a bit role in a Halloween-themed musical. The bit part did involve a singing/grunting duet (believe it or not, I did the singing). I have to tell you, it was amongst the most rewarding, fun experiences I have had in a long time. I definitely intend to act again, hopefully many times.
2. Facebook...frankly, that is a huge time-waster. But, you probably already knew that.
3. As many of you know, I was a carless wonder for a long time. But, last fall, I finally bought a car. 2004 VW Jetta, fairly low miles, got it for under $10,000. My increased mobility meant (and means) many more trips to Wisconsin. Less time for writing.
4. In 2009, I wanted to make a concerted effort to have more real-world interaction with people, and I was fairly successful in that. Again, less time for writing. By the way, part of the reason this was more successful was because of #2.
Anyway, I have decided that I want to try to post more often again (we'll see how long that lasts). There could be some significant life changes on the horizon, and I want to try to document those here. In addition, I will try to occasionally comment on happenings outside my own life, in the usual categories that interest me. Knowing my track record, I would give myself 30/70 odds that I do more than five posts between now and Labor Day.