Not the flowers – this photo was taken back in August – but me, defying the gray days by showing the bright orange petals overcoming the drab background.
In September, I wrote:
It’s hard to know what to write here. One month ago, I thought I was slowing down the number of posts on Wrenaissance for a while. I thought I was going to the Midwest Birding Symposium as an official blogger. I thought I had an overly busy and heavily scheduled life.
One of my favorite quotes is “Life is what happens while you’re making plans.” Life happened. Out of nowhere, the sudden illness and death of an immediate family member has set us reeling.
I’ve had a longer break from blogging than I expected. I missed going to the MBS, let alone blogging it. My schedule is in tatters, and obligations are unmet. So I sit here, and for a change I have no plan for blogging, for birding, or for the rest of my life’s affairs. I don’t know how often I’ll be posting here, or what my content will be. For a time, I need to stop thinking, stop planning, and let life happen.
Updated January 8, 2012
Thank you to those who sent private comments or emails while I’ve been off line. Your kind words and encouragement are much appreciated, and they have helped more than you know.
I’m going to continue in a low-maintenance mode for the foreseeable future,
including moving back to blogger (wrenaissance.blogspot.com) and sharing primarily through less involved platforms such as Googl i e plus. We’ll see where that leads.
It’s been great doing this. I’ve learned a lot, and I’ve gotten to know some terrific people. I hope I’ll still see you out and about in cyberspace.
Updated again June 23, 2013
I never did get moved over to Blogger, but I also haven’t resumed blogging in any real way. Still, I haven’t completely given up on the idea, or the format – hence the new design and some ongoing reformatting. Google Reader’s demise to the contrary, blogs are not dead.