As many may have noticed (to the relief of some, no doubt!), I have not written any substantive posts in some time. This hiatus was for a variety of reasons. Partly, after blogging daily (and then at least multiple times a week) for twenty years (since February of 2003), I needed to take a breather. Further, I had some professional things that needed attending to (one of which was a paper I wrote for a conference, among other things that have been going on) and others were personal (travel out west for a wedding). I also wanted to see if I would miss it. In some ways, I missed it less than I thought I would, to be honest. But on the other hand, I still have things to say (although I worry sometimes that given the seeming stability of the readership, or at least the commentariat, I repeat myself too much).
Today is probably not the best day to make this announcement, as I soon need to get up from my porch, deal with some chores and errands, and then host a work party. And, then, tomorrow is Mother’s Day, with the commensurate blessing of adult children visiting.
But, I do anticipate getting back into the rhythm this week and even have some cause to think that my production will be higher than it was over the last several years.
At any rate, I do appreciate that anyone, anywhere, takes the time to read my words. So, for that, my thanks to you all.
I wondered where you were. Good to know everything’s okay.
While I sometimes (?) disagree with you, James, and the rest of the OTB pack (herd? horde? unruly mob?), I appreciate the work involved in keeping the community together, and thanks again for the invite into your head. Welcome back.
Everyone deserves a break, once in a while. Look forward to your posts.
Very glad you’re back, and also glad that you have a life beyond the Commentariat.
Take care and happy Mothers Day to you’re family.
I do enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for taking the time.
TBH, with your frequent well thought out comments on other posts, I hadn’t noticed you weren’t authoring posts. I look forward to more.
Your posts have been very educational for me re. the more arcane aspects of American politics. Thank you, and hoping for more!
I’m glad you’ve taken care of yourself, and also happy to hear you’ll be writing more.
What you do here matters, and makes a difference in the world.
Thank you for it, take the time you need, and we’ll be grateful when you return!
I always appreciate your writing. We’re lucky to have you. Thank you!
Take care of yourself, Steve!
Welcome back, Steve.
Ack — “Steven”. No edit button in sight.
I certainly appreciate being exposed to your well-researched viewpoints about political systems and more, even if I never have anything intelligent to add.