As some of you know, it’s been a while since I’ve blogged due to some nasty health problems (which I’ll definitely address in a future post). The short story is this: I have a nasty back problem that involves degenerating discs and nerve damage. This necessitates me taking all kinds of neat-o stuff to kill the pain, and unfortunately, it tends to dull the mind as well as the agony. So this basically means I kind of have to blog early in the day before my second dose of meds, after which I become this incoherent babbling pile of Jello; although some of my friends would say I’m that way in any case even without the medication. (And with friends like those…)
I’ve also been hard at work on my novel. It’s an interesting thing attempting a project of this scope; you’re heavily involved in the creation and editing as well as getting some valuable input from friends and family. I have no agent, no editor…it’s just me attempting to tell a story of a good chunk of my life that needs to be told. I do it because I have to as much as I want to for catharsis’ sake. So with my efforts being directed in that direction, blogging most definitely took a back seat; but I realized that as I was yelling across a den at a 51″ wide-screen television yelling at Congress, I could be much more productive putting my anger on paper. Plus I missed having my opinions out there on the ‘Net and getting some great e-mail and comments from folks from all over this planet. It’s amazing to think that one small blog like this one can reach so vast a distance, it matters not that my audience is 5 people or 50…it still boggles my mind that what I’m saying can be heard half a world away. So, I’ve decided the time was right to get back to the business of venting my spleen at the world, telling humorous stories from my life, and offering my perspective of The Universe.
I did some changes to the Blog, the most obvious one is the new style and format. I’m not sure if I like it yet; I think I need to settle into the new digs for a bit before I finalize things. I’ve also changed the e-mail address for the blog. Should you want to contact me personally, the new e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to write; I ALWAYS respond to my e-mail. Finally, my new publishing schedule will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays for the time being. Of course, more as needed; and less if necessary, but that’s what I’m going to try and work with for now.
Hopefully, I can make this work this time and get back to providing you some (hopefully) entertaining reading material.