A reader wrote via email, privately:
For some weeks/months, I had the feeling you’d taken your blog out behind the proverbial woodshed, and, with the ubiquitous/mythological/hypothetical .22, put it out of its misery. I’m glad it’s now resuscitated and more interesting that ever.
See, I don't own a gun, and I would never shoot a...beached whale? Dumb animal? Helpless kitten? The correct metaphor is not occurring to my brain.
It's just that this enterprise requires constant nursing and vigilant oversight, and I was called away for a spell. But never ye fear, TOP yet lives!
(Thanks to Larry Manuel, quoted by permission)
P.S. And actually, there's an object lesson in this. If you're one of the many people who have kindly, courteously, and convivially invited me to do one of the many many other things I've been invited to do, from joining groups to giving lectures to traveling to distant cities to writing forewords for books to contributing to existing magazines to leading workshops to participating in panels to attending events (and all those have happened, and more), well, in these past few months you've seen what will happen if I were actually to accept those kind offers and go off and do all those things...TOP would just nosedive is all. The plain fact is, when the world is arright I live a dull existence behind the glowing glass wall, but you have me right where you want me; it is as the oracle said: "The blogger must blog" (paraphrasing! You know the Internet never gets quotations right). I'm just sayin'.
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