It's a good thing that I signed on as a contributing writer for Hopeful Parents. That commitment has given me a deadline for posting every month - and in recent months, the Hopeful Parents deadline has been doubling my output here.
So far, this month is no exception.
I do want to thank those of you who have e-mailed me privately. No, nothing is wrong, and no, I'm not abandoning this blog. It's just been hectic around here as both Bud and I adjust to the routine of a new academic year. In addition to my full-time job at the college, I'm also teaching two online writing classes to students who are studying in Europe. I'm working on an outside writing project. And on top of all that, I'm reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - which, somehow, keeps finding itself on the top of my "to do" list despite the many other things that need to be done.
So, the Hopeful Parents deadline has been good for me. Today is the 11th - which means I have another post up. It's a post that has been languishing in draft form over here for months - one that I started writing early this summer, after I bought my first GPS.
If you read it, you'll see that I advise you never to take direction from me. But, really, you can trust me on this one: If you want to find it, just click here.