Trying to find a balance; trying to build a balance

…as Slug, of Atmosphere, would say.

You may have noticed (or not) the relative paucity, both quantitative and qualitative, of posts on this blog lately. Sadly, this is not because I’m saving up for some grand denouement, some piece de resistance, some other inappropriately accentless French phrase. Nope… more like I just don’t know what to do with my (blog) . (As Jack White, of the White Stripes, would say in paraphrase.)

I kinda would like to talk about writing more. But I doubt anyone really cares that much. Or politics. But I have nothing especially innovative to say on the subject, and I tend to lapse into rants. Or food/wine, but I would sort of like to hold on to that and mayhap turn it into a paying gig (at least paying in food/wine). Or music, but I’m already sort of embarrassed at my lack of progress in learning to play my bass (31st birthday present. Wanna hear "Debaser" by the Pixies? No? How ’bout "Braineaters" by the Misfits? At this point, as performed by me, they both sound pretty damn much the same.).

The summer doldrums have hit, but hard. But I already blogged about the heat, at great length, and y’all already know it’s freakin’ hot, so I’ll spare you anything else about it. Except this: 113 in Stockton yesterday. One hundred and freakin’ thirteen degrees. And this: 103 in Portland yesterday. Yep, the city to which I plan to move to escape the heat. Well, thank heaven for CO2 emissions–looks like we’ll have a jolly toasty planet soon no matter to which rain-lashed metropolis we try to escape.

Really, I would like to talk more about writing. And books. Would you read that? Would you care? Ought it to matter to me? It does matter, and I read and cherish every one of your comments, darlings.

And now, a gratuitous photo of Fisher:


About Molly Newman

Writer, cook and trivia/spelling bee hostess, living it up in North Portland.
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7 Responses to Trying to find a balance; trying to build a balance

  1. christy says:

    I would *LOVE* to hear more about your writing and reading … I’ll never be a writer myself, but I’ll always be a reader.
    But most, I wish you would write/rant more about politics. Without voices like yours, more bad, bad things will happen in our world.

  2. Herm says:

    Yes, more on writing. And more gratuitous photos of my nephews!

  3. Amy Sorensen says:

    Well, you know that ***I*** love, appreciate, and deeply dig your blogs about writing. So I say write away, if only to entertain little old me! 😉

  4. Angi says:

    You know I am always happy to hear more about books and writing. And politics, because it makes me so happy when I can say “yes! yes!” even if it’s not innovative and new.

  5. Melissa says:

    I’d love to read more about your writing and thoughts on books. So, yeah…do that.
    and ditto on the politics…write more about that too.

  6. Jac says:

    Just write! I look forward every day to whatever is on your mind. Write about writing, rant away about politics, introduce us to books and music that have gotten your attention, whine when you feel like it, celebrate when you feel like singing—and keep posting those gratuitous photos of my godkids! I love you.

  7. deirdre says:

    Ditto the yes to more on books and writing. If I’m avoiding my own writing by reading blogs, perhaps I’ll feel a little less guilty if the blogs were about writing.
    BTW, I’m in Moab, Utah—and it sounds like you are/were in Grand Junction. Did you find any local scrapbook store there? I found a great one in Monticello but rarely get there.

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