Creating a blog, as many millions of people know, is as easy as pie. And I don't mean difficult pie, mind you, like banana creme or lemon meringue. Nope. It's as easy as store-bought pumpkin pie the week before Thanksgiving. You just come up with a name, push a few buttons and just like that...a blog is born.
Maintaining a blog...that's something different. Even if you're a big-mouthed opinionated rascal like myself, keeping things flowing on a daily basis (with the job, the real career and the lovely family waiting in the wings clamoring for equal time) is durn near impossible.
Oh, sure. During the election? Who cared about the job? The acting or directing career? The fami-- well, that's different. Actually, the election was about the family, but you probably knew that. So yes, back in September and October, believe me-- I found the time.
These days? Well, it isn't as if I don't have an opinion about current events, certainly. For example, if I had the stray hours to properly cover it, I could have gone to town on the "tea bagging" events that occurred on April 15th. Oh, and the release of the torture memos? My word. The mind simply reels.
But the choice appears to me to be between covering it in a truly half-assed way (i.e. "Tea-bagging! They don't get it! Har-de-har-har! The double entendre is totally lost on them!) and writing about it properly, with a modicum of insight (i.e. "These people are protesting a tax hike that did not occur under this president!") But that would require finding two whole minutes to formulate thoughts, transcribe them in a coherent manner and (because I became addicted to the practice) finding an appropriate image to accompany the piece.
Those two minutes, apparently, have been better spent elsewhere. And frankly? I really, really miss writing on this site.
However, I am not going to once again pledge to start anew and keep current. I can't keep a promise like that, so why make it? All I can say is: I love sharing this site with the folks who are thoughtful enough to drop by, I deeply appreciate the comments by those few who care to offer their reactions and I hope never to completely walk away from this endeavor.
And, um....have you checked out that Sally Boyle lady? Holy crap! She can, like, really sing!