I feel as if I’m on the threshold of some new, wonderful things happening in my life. Just like this photograph suggests, the gate is partially open, and with the slightest push, I can open it all the way. Or I can just slip in sideways and hope no one notices.
One thing I’ve learned – finally, after living for five decades – is that one should prepare a little bit before blundering on in. Of course, you can’t know everything that’s going to happen, but you might as well prepare for what you can foresee. There might be a few cobwebs to get out of the way, and you might as well be bold and push the gates open wide. All of that requires some preparation.
So, that’s what I’ve been doing the last few weeks. It has taken some energy that I ordinarily devote to this blog. I have also been busy working on website projects beyond this blog. That’s part of the reason I’ve been less present here. I’ve also grown really frustrated with the way blogger (the way I blog here) handles some things, particularly photographs. So, I’ve been looking at other options.
This blog will continue. When everything is up and running on other projects, I’ll be here more. I realize I’m missing a gold mine of material during this election season, but other things are more pressing in my little corner of the world.
Although it’s not quite ready for prime time yet, this is one of the sites I’ve been working on for my Cook’s Library Column in Kansas Country Living. It still has some tweaking to do here and there, but the time is overdue for this website. I’d like to connect with readers in a more efficient manner. We’ll see how that goes. This is its first premiere. It still needs some back-end work. But, all in all, I’m pleased with it.
I will be adding to it regularly, and eventually I will link all of these things together. That’s somewhere far beyond that gate, though!