DEAR LORD, IT’S BEEN a long time since I’ve written on here. But I do feel just a little better, having gone back and checked, seeing I was gone for a whole month last year when I went to Peru, and the blog survived.
I haven’t been in Peru since I last wrote. I haven’t even been in Oakland. But I have been doing some really great stuff. My Writing from the Chakras course continues its week-by-week Kundalini ascent, I’ve been swamped with freelance editing work, and I’ve been enjoying life. Gay pride this year was extra special. Frameline37 was the best film festival ever. I’ve been to BBQs. I’ve had dates.
If I owe my blog an apology for having neglected it, I need to get on my knees and beg my gym for forgiveness. I can’t remember the last time I set foot in there. I know it was around the time I started the online course, which just goes to show, you can’t do it all. I’ve been over that theme enough times, there’s really nothing new to say about it. Still, it always surprises me a little that time won’t just expand to fit whatever I try to stuff into it.
And I can’t stand to give that most boring of answers to the question of how I’ve been: “Really busy.” But I’ve been really busy. I’ve even had to cut into the most sacred of protected calendar blocks, my sleep time. And I’ve missed blogging.
But a big freelance project is done, gay pride season is over, and I’m feeling caught up enough on all the rest to sit down and write you a post. You would think being away from it for so long would make it easier to find things to write about, but it’s kind of like my too-big-menu problem. I’ve got so many ideas backed up, I don’t know where to start.
So, I’ll start with something simple— Hi. I’m back. I missed you—and let that be that.
I was going to write every week of the Chakras course—there’s certainly no shortage of good things to say about it—but I’d be playing serious catch-up by now. I was going to write about the Supreme Court rulings and gay pride last week, but that’s old news now. I was going to do a mid-2013 wrap-up July 2, but missed that too. I could tell you how I feel about bucket lists, but I don’t like to sound cranky.
I want to write about the records I’ve been playing since we last talked. There’s a lot to say about pop 1973. I feel compelled to tell you about the O’Jays album Ship Ahoy, Aerosmith’s “Dream On,” and Band on the Run. I could tell you about the best 45s that never made the top 40, but I only have 3 in mind. I’d be up all night doing the research to make it a proper blog post.
So, you see, there is no shortage of ideas. I’ll be back before too long to write on some of them, or about something else. And if you ask me how I’m doing, I hope to be able to honestly say, “Great. Not too busy. I’ve got the perfect life balance going on right about now.” One can hope!