Since my brief hiatus in July, when I entertained a former student from South Africa, the last few weeks have been busy. I taped 4 new episodes of Just Read It. (Click) That’s the ten minute book review program I co-host with Susan Stoner, author of the Sage Adair mystery series. With Susan’s help I also launched my publishing house, Rutherford Classics, (Click). In the same period, I received acceptances for two short stories. “Gustav Pavel” was published by Fixional in July. (Click). “Secrets” will appear in the September issue of the Adelaide Literary Magazine. No.9. (Click)
As breathless as that pace seems, it doesn’t compare to the energy of fellow blogger, Sydney Stevens. (Click) Not only does she record her observations 7 days a week, compared to my 5, but she provides a regular column for a local paper. She continues to write history books about Oysterville and surrounding areas of the Pacific Northwest. (Click). In her spare time, she tends a garden, cares for her husband and is active in the civic activities of her community. As Sydney is near my age, I can’t blame longevity for my inability to maintain her pace.
Which brings me to my announcement that I shall be taking another hiatus. My intention is to make
further progress on my memoir about my years abroad in the 1960s. I am half way through the second draft and want to finish it before I store it for a gestation period. In the meantime, Chris Webb, who did a wonderful job as curator last time, has assembled another twenty blogs which she enjoyed rereading and hopes you will too.
I shall be hovering in the shadows to respond to any comments you may care to make. But I’m neither Wonder Woman or Sydney Stevens. I can’t write a daily blog and a book at the same time. If all goes well, I shall be back at my commentary on Monday, September 25. Till then, please don’t stray. Enjoy the walk through the past.