As some of you know, the last year was a tough one for me. My blogging frequency crashed to virtual nonexistence in late 2017 and early 2018, a result of switching to a new job and dealing with the fallout from my father’s death.
During that period, although I keenly missed our conversations, I had a lot of problems finding motivation to write. I commented on other people’s blogs, but struggled to produce much of my own material. Part of this was lack of time for reading and pondering things enough to produce a post, and part of it was straight out writer’s block, trouble finding topics I cared about enough to think through, put out, and defend.
It’s only in the last few months that I’ve been able to get back to some kind of semi-regularity on posts. And it’s been a relief. I’d forgotten just how much satisfaction I get from our discussions, how much of a sanctuary discussing consciousness, space, science fiction, and similar topics can be in a world that often appears to have gone off the rails. And I’m grateful to all of you, my online friends, who stuck around through those dry spells.
Hopefully 2019 will be a much more productive year in terms of blogging. I know I’ll be much happier if it is.
Whether Christmas is a religious observance, a chance to visit with family, or just a nice holiday from work, I hope you and those you care about are safe, comfortable, and enjoying the holiday season. (And if today and tomorrow aren’t a holiday where you are, I hope you have a great couple of days.)