I have not had a post on here since May. My original plan was to take the summer off from blogging and just try to adapt to a new social communication technology – FaceBook. It’s already been superseded by twitter which I am sure will be replaced soon by something else trendy.
I have found that I am much more comfortable with my oldfashioned weblog. I missed some stuff while I was figuring this out. A lot has happened in the past month; the flurry of publicity surrounding Susan Boyle, the passing of Michael Jackson, the revelation that he was in debt to the tune of a half Billion dollars, Evander Holyfield about to lose his 109 room mansion because of child support for up to eleven children (apparently, the exact number isn’t known), a second season of Wipeout is on the tube, digital television arrived and my garden is growing by leaps and bounds. I didn’t comment on any of this.
Then on June 6th, our 45th wedding anniversary, something really terrible happened. My sister, Vera, died in her sleep. I considered saying something about that on my FaceBook page but FB doesn’t lend itself well to serious subjects since it mostly consists of lighthearted banter. I finally decided yesterday that I would get back to my weblog. I suppose all the people who have visited it in the past have quit stopping by but maybe in time, all seven of them will come my way again.
I am still going to have the problem of daily access because we are spending most of our time at the barn where there is no Internet. I can go to the library but that’s a bit of trouble. Incidentally, I could not access FaceBook at the Library. I have no idea why but it’s of little concern.