Well, it's official--I'm getting sloppy with the bloggy. I missed last Monday, though I'm happy to say the world didn't come to a fiery end because of it. I was actually working with great diligence on a post that was going to be about the horrible events that took place in the Boston-Pittsburgh hockey game on Saturday, the 7th, but couldn't organize my thoughts properly or coherently. Let's just say that as a life-long hockey fan, it's very hard to see things like that, and there's no justifying it (which wasn't what I was going to do). I do think that everything that happened in that game comes down to three things: stupidity; not believing you're really going to hurt someone (see this post from last year in relations to this); and the truly bizarre sense of honor and the so-called 'Code' that exists in hockey. Anyway, when it came down to it, I couldn't even find some music or anything to put together, and I wasn't going to drag you over here for a "Sorry, no post today" type of non-post.
I figure I've got one more post in me, for Friday, if I can get myself together in time, and then maybe it's time for a break for a couple of weeks. Of course, having announced that, it's likely I'll have four or five great ideas--isn't that how it often goes? The Magpie comes home today, the Catbird has two full weeks off from school for the holidays, and there is much to do. In addition, my 'personal editor' on the writers' circle book project has been in touch with me--she just sent me my edits this morning, in fact--so I'll have to do some work there. Oh, and I should be hearing from an editor soon from Elephant's Bookshelf Press--I have a short story coming out in their next anthology, due early next year. Woohoo!
Wow, I've linked to myself three times in this post--this is getting like a cheesy holiday clip-show. I'm pretty sure something new is coming on Friday. Thanks for your comments on Friday's post, I will respond! Meanwhile, let's try this: