"Growth Is The Only Evidence Of Life" –– Apologia pro Rita Sua (1864); John Henry, Cardinal Newman
(Leaf photo taken in Rhinebeck, NY; all pics enlarge)
I'm returning after taking some time off. Many thanks my sistahfriends up at the Festival on Saturday, for letting me know they cared, and for shaming me into coming back.
But honestly? Between the mental input required at work, to assist in putting out an entire magazine every two weeks or so, and the input needed to live a full and balanced life––blogging became a highway pile-up of events, projects, and life that I could no longer sort out fast enough to post in real time; hence, all lanes were closed, until the traffic could be cleared.
Besides––the thought of staring at another computer screen for 2 hours or more to blog and read blogs (especially coming home late), wasn't a pleasant one, considering the other people, places, and projects competing for my attention. And I've never been good at keeping a journal––essentially what a blog is. Two-and-half years was enough. I have given up on the diary format, making some adjustments to the portal, this blog was originally designed to be.
I'm adding pages to filter all of the happenings coming in. Categories like announcements, book reviews, and people, will have their own page for you to check at your leisure. My main posts will consist of issues that are compelling, tutorial, or covering a major event (such as the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, this past weekend). Now, I can exhale. When our fall cycle at work finishes up in about 2 weeks or so, I will devote a good chunk of my time to the portal––gosh, there's so much good news to share, like an interview with a copiously creative artist, in a new mag hitting the shops this December!
As for Rhinebeck, I'm sorting out the photos and compiling my notes; folks, this year was a doozy! Revelers are probably still traveling back as we speak; I'll get to you post haste!