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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Correction, and explanation

In a previous post, I stated that I had been doing this for 11 years.  Wrong!  It's more like 12 years.  I started in 2004, when I purchased my first computer with my first royalty check.  Of course I had been using computers at work, but this one was mine, and I wanted to take it around the block and see how it worked.  So I started blogging.

I was a lot more cheerful then, and so were the few readers I accumulated.  I have become more moribund, and the readers more reticent.  Hardly anyone comments any more.

I have an excuse.  I was very sick in 2015, of an unspecified disease.  So dire was my condition, that I actually believed that the angel of death had come for me.  This was an unusual event, since I am dubious about things spiritual.  I must have inherited a superstitious gene from Bubbe, my maternal grandmother.

When you are sick, you get very weak.  I could barely get out of bed and really thought I would die in California.  So I got out of CA, and have been spending time with doctors and physical therapists.  I decided to go back to the gym and see if I could recover my strength.  I'm still not up to standard, but getting better.

I've had a bit of good luck.  I won a place in a juried art show, and was just informed by Amazon that I had recieved royalties on my book for the first time in five years.  So I plan to resume my more than occasional posts here and be a little more regular about it.


Tat said...

These are very good news. I am especially happy your health is improving. I was so worried over your long silence.
Commenting on Blogger is getting more and more difficult; maybe that's why you experience lack of commentators.
F.i., I can no longer sign with my OpenID: there is some glitch telling me my blog on Wordpress doesn't exist - cheeky bastards!

Also, there is some problem in the settings: some blob is blocking the text on your blog posts; see how it looks on my screen.

CGHill said...

Which, of course, is a Good Thing.