Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Well, the past month has been an unexpected hiatus from my blog. Thank you, each of you, who has written or commented to express concern for me. I'm as ok as I ever was, and there has not even been any truly substantive change in my life. But there were some serious distractions.

  1. Just a wee bit of contact with "Tiggy", culminating, most unexpectedly, in a nice birthday present from her. It's difficult for me to explain or even to understand how or why this has affected me so powerfully. I have been trying to write a post about this, but it's not coming very well.
  2. I had started dating a few different women that I'd met through the Craigslist ad placed when I needed a date to the Symphony. This has led to a couple of very delicious hotel nights with The Librarian in San Francisco, and several pleasant-but-not-intimate dates with The Nurse here in San Jose. These might deserve their own posts at some point.
  3. Reading! I can be an obsessive reader at times, and this became one of those times. I think I read at least six Sherri L. Tepper novels in the past month. Yes, it's an escape.
  4. Finally, I needed to get the hell back to work! My life in blogdom was definitely interfering with my productivity on the job.
Ultimately, the fact is that I'm not a great multi-tasker, but am often quite good at focusing on one or two things at a time, possibly to the exclusion of all else.

I have a lot of things to be thankful for, and it includes our blogging community and each of you readers who has ever commented or emailed. You have been a huge source of ideas and inspiration, laughter and compassion. I'm grateful to each of you.