I find it hard to believe that the last time I posted on this blog was in April, but post dates dont lie. All those interesting events in the world that have happened since I last posted and I missed my chance to pontificate about them ! I do like having the occassional short break from blogging though - it gives me a chance to sometimes come back with a slightly different angle on things.
The downside of taking a blogging break is that you take a serious risk with any regular readers who have shown loyalty to your blog. At times in the past I have had a good regular readership and then had to build it up again having taken a break. Here we go again then I guess.
I began by checking a couple of long standing blogging friends , Looney and Marf. Looney is a nice chap but we are like chalk and cheese on some fundamental issues and always will be. More of that anon I suspect. Marf is a young guy from Alaska and on checking his blog it looks like he's taking a break from blogging just as I'm getting back into the saddle. From the tone of his last post I'm not sure if he'll be blogging again which would be a great shame. On the other hand marf has always been clear that he was desparate to get away from his particular backwoods part of Alaska and it seems that he has now engineered his "great escape".
Marf will probably never read this but nevertheless I'd like to wish Marf bon voyage on his new venture in life - I have every confidence that having made the "leap" ( to Boise Idaho ) he will find a new confidence and direction in his life. Best wishes Marf and I hope we hear more from you once your settled.