Been Gone Too Long

Hey y’all.  I hope everyone is doing well and thriving.  A few months ago, I became so embittered by the current state of affairs in American politics that I let it poison my pen, so to speak, and my anger and frustration were seeping into my writing.  I apologize to anyone I angered, offended, or just bored with my complaints and bad attitude.

I’m not feeling a whole lot better about said state of affairs, but I think I’ve managed to make enough peace with it that it shouldn’t affect my writing.  And I’m sufficiently caught up that I should be able to get back to blogging at least once a week.  I hope.  I’ve missed y’all, and I look forward to re-engaging with you and seeing what you’ve all been up to.

Take care, be well, and happy blogging!


P.S. A special thank you to those of you who have reached out to let me know you’ve missed me and have been thinking of me.  You know who you are, and I love you.

23 thoughts on “Been Gone Too Long

  1. I missed you, Denny. I didn’t reach out because my life for the past little while has been pretty chaotic. A spot of order in it has been blogging every day. I’m very happy your back and that you’re fine. As for the current state of politics? Well, our fearless leader (OFFAL) is promising a wall around Colorado. At least THAT is funny. This will be good. :p

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    1. Thank you, Martha, I’ve missed you too. Y’know, I’ve long been good at laughing at the absurdity of life in this crazy, crazy world. I don’t know why it took me so long to apply that attitude to our political situation. I’m glad I finally achieved it, though, because now I have something new to laugh at almost every day.

      I’m glad you’re doing well, and I hope there’s much less chaos swirling ’round you now!


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      1. A lot of jokes have come out of that all related to Colorado. There’s a real competition between chilis grown in New Mexico and those grown in Colorado so that’s one premise for the wall. Another is that it’s a climbing wall. Another that it’s a giant wall of snow.

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    1. Necessary but they sure don’t help the stats, do they?

      Yeah, _Task Lyst_ was disappointing. I’ve read or audited approximately 25 books in the months I’ve been away from my blog, and it was the first one that was either bad enough or good enough to inspire me to review & share. See you soon!

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  2. Hey Denny, welcome back to the blogosphere or whatever you want to call it.

    Yes politics can let the air out your tire, leaving you feeling flat and unable to move. This may sound trite, but live your life and change things for the better if and when you can. By posting here again, you are making things better, and who knows it might encourage someone who can to get involved.

    Take care my friend, the new but still the same, Stephie

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  3. Good to have you back. I totally understand. I couldn’t write for about a month – totally obsessed with watching the news (and Seth Meyer for balance if I must be honest 🙂 ). Then I started cooking. Hours in the kitchen preparing healthy meals. I find cooking to be a creative endeavor so it pulled me away from the computer and the TV and revved up my creative juices again. It’s interesting what can pull us out of a lull. But really glad you’re back.

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    1. Thank you, LuAnne. I enjoy cooking as well and do 95% of it for my family. Unfortunately, with 2 young & active kids in the home & both parents working full time, I’m afraid too often we either resort to eating out or preparing meals of convenience rather than balanced & nutritious. I look forward eventually to enough time to prepare more adventurous and healthy meals at home. Maybe once the kids have grown & flown.

      Have a great day!

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      1. It helps. We are empty nesters and both of us are retired. So I am able to indulge in cooking. I do like chopping and mixing and seeing what comes out. Not much of a recipe person myself. But raising kids is the greatest blessing a person can have in my opinion.

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      2. My daughters are 28 and 27 and they both are independent women with good jobs (not particularly good paying jobs but jobs they like!) and have moved far from home. But I talk to each one at least weekly and we are still very close. When I look back sometimes I think “How could I have done that?” like let them eat sweet cereals, or watch too much TV. Their dad and I were pretty hands off kinds of parents I guess although I read to them every night, encouraged them to get involved in school activities, helped them with homework, etc. Mostly I think they knew even if I didn’t do the perfect parent thing, that we loved them and supported them. They still know that. So no, I don’t think I ruined their lives (although as middle schoolers I suspect they threw that barb at me 🙂 ) but that constant love and apologizing when I really screwed up, well that goes a long way. I am sure that you and your wife are not ‘ruining’ your kids. They are pretty resilient. You guys do so much with your kids. They know you love them and will back them up even if you make mistakes along the way. Hey, even that is being a , good role model. They’ll make mistakes, too, and watch how you handle it. Just asking the question, Denny, means you care enough to not ruin them. 🙂

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