Perhaps the few that follow this blog think I have fallen off the face of the earth. I have published nothing new in Long Row since December 10, almost four weeks now. That is a long time in Blog World. I have no vile sickness, at least none I know of. I have no lack of material. But I did hit a wall of sorts. I refuse to call it writer’s block. I think this “silence” was brought on by my annual Christmas blues, only a case worse than usual. I do not like Christmas at all. I am not a religious person, I have no young children, I am not born to shop, I am not a materialist and do not believe I should buy stuff to show people I care for them. But everywhere I turn, this craziness is all around me. From TV programs, to attending Nebra’s performances with a chorus bent on singing praise to a god I do not recognize, to being enveloped by rude customers and drivers on a trip to do such an ordinary errand as buying toothpaste. I know the antidote is simple. “Get over it.”
I feel better now.