I’m Still Alive


Seems like a good Weekend music post for a week in which we went four days without posting. That’s never happened. Even that time I officially shuttered the blog to smother some nasty business, we didn’t go that long.

First time for everything, I guess.

Anyway, I’m still about — just haven’t been on the internet much for a couple of weeks.

I let the contributors know this several days ago, and I see no reason not to let the rest of you in on it now. As many of you know, October-December is planning season for me. It’s the time of year when I start thinking about what my blogging is going to look like come January and do whatever redesign, etc. I feel is necessary.

We’re about a month away from the two-year anniversary of this blog. I’m evaluating my position and trying to decide whether to go a third year with it. If I do, we’ll probably have two off-days built in. If not, I’ll be doing some other blogging thing.

Either way, I’ve no plans to quit blogging, nor to lose touch with the friends I’ve made since I started this little experiment.

Happy weekend!

Music, Feminist Friday Note, and Preview.

Music first, from the wayback machine:

Last week’s Feminist Friday discussion went well. The idea I floated received a positive response, but getting it rolling is more than a few little bloggers can handle. I’m thinking about the next step. In the meantime, I’m open to ideas for this week’s discussion. If you want to have any input, I need it by Wednesday evening.

We’ll double up tomorrow with another Penny Dreadful review from Diana and a review of Sinestro #2 from Jeremy. We’ll have Batman and a Wordless Wednesday the day after, something good for Thursday, and hopefully (fingers crossed) a Follow Friday on the blog to end the week.

At the Writing Catalog, I’m tackling  Ruth Graham’s recent article, “Against YA” from Slate Tomorrow. I’ll also have a Wordless Wednesday over there this week and a second installment of my public domain poetry feature on Thursday.

I’m not sure whether or not I’ll have the next installment of my long-running Tolkien series at Part Time Monster this week or not. If I don’t, I’ll do a shorter Tolkien post and link to some good articles from a few of my fellow Tolkien bloggers.

Weekend Music: “Wish You Were Here,” Unplugged

This is a fine performance of one of my favorite songs, and the cello definitely adds something.

Happy Weekend!