You never call, you never write are words I have heard often over the years – now along with you never check your answering machine, email or Facebook messages. Well, at least now I have en excuse that the folks I neglect may find believable, at least.

There was always a good excuse in the past, as well, actually. If I was writing, or prepping for the show, well, everything else sort of fell by the wayside. I meant to get back to folks, but I was WRITING!


Once you start to write, the outside world just sort of ceases to be, becoming almost an alternative universe. Nobody really believes you when you tell them this, so you just sort of mumble an apology and resolve to to do better next time.

And then, geez, something else comes up. You attack the keyboard furiously again, or hey, another show to get ready for.


Thanks to the illness I have at the moment, this situation is not likely to improve any time in the near future.

I am finally learning the value of conservation of energy.


My natural inclination it to get out of bed, have some eggs and a cup of coffee (or sugar free Tang) and begin work on the chores I have assigned for myself that day.

But on days when exhaustion is the Order of the Day, or you are feeling pain from a treatment, leaping out of bed just is not an option.

Today, for example, I am writing my blog, and working for a few minutes on The Book. So far, I never tire when I write. But when I am done, I may well feel like laying down for a while.

Well, at least I get a fair amount of reading in, as well as catching up on movies I have always meant to watch.


But then, I’ll just sort of fall asleep for a few hours, which means my daily schedule is all out of whack.

Conservation of energy takes on a whole new meaning when it is you who are conserving your physical/emotional energy.

But this, too, shall pass. I just have to finally enjoy being lazy.

I’ve reached a natural stopping place here, and wouldn’t you know it? I need to go conserve some energy . . .


A reminder

As always, not looking for pity. “Good writing!” is the most restorative phrase I know.


Today’s Soundtrack

Listening to Lucinda Williams’s CD “ESsence” this morning. Why aren’t you?


Quote of the Day

“It’s easy to be mean when you’re anonymous. There’s a lot of people who wouldn’t have the cajones to say in person what they do online. But you can’t listen to somebody you don’t even know. Opinions of your friends and family matter, but you can’t listen to somebody who is nobody to you.” – Brendan Dooling