Perhaps you are wondering why there has been no new content for the past few days. I received an email from David Jaffe letting me know that he needed to take a break from the blogging:
As you can plainly see, my contributions to the weblog
have trickled down to nothing. I seem to be at this place where I
have little or no desire and motivation to write and post material.
The reasons for such are not entirely clear to me. Some of it no
doubt has to do with taking on a new job, which, although it is part-
time, still cuts into the time I previously had available to engage
in blogging and cuts into my emotional and intellectual reservoirs,
as well. Some of it also has to do with having grown weary and
discouraged with all the crap that is going on in this country and in
the world. I feel as though I want to turn away from such ugliness.
Some of it has to do, too, with feeling as though I have nothing new
to say. How many times can I point out the incompetence and
corruption and cruelty and ignorance that governs those who govern?
Anyway, I guess what it all boils down to is that I think I need to
give myself permission to take a break from blogging. Hopefully, a
little breather (although I cannot promise that it will be little)
will allow me to recharge my batteries and regain my voice. Of
course, in the interim, I know that I am leaving something of a void
for you to fill. I apologize for that. The last thing that I want
to do is let you (or our loyal readers) down. But I know in my heart
that I need a break.
David has done a wonderful job of contributing his time and talents to this blog, and I will always be grateful to him for that. I wish him well in his break, though I hope it will be a short one. It is not easy to continue to care about difficult issues, especially as they seem to be getting worse. But for me the blogging remains a positive process –an opportunity to engage the community on vital issues, a place to acknowledge problems and discuss ways to change, a forum to listen to other intelligent voices, a place to share something funny.
So for a while now it might just be me sounding off here at Kmareka, and also Nancy Green, who has made some great contributions of late.