Thursday, December 29, 2005
And smart people.
There aren't many who manage to be side-splittingly funny, so smart it scares you sometimes, and kind and decent on a personal level as well.
We just lost one.
Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep -
He hath awakened from the dream of life -
'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep
With phantoms an unprofitable strife,
And in mad trance, strike with our spirit's knife
Notwithstanding the rather morbid source of these verses, I wish him every happiness in that great, wide world beyond blogging. And if some point he reconsiders, that will be a very happy day.
Though not in the same league as Hubris (in smart nor in funny), I and DOUBLE TOOTHPICKS are quitting the blogging game, as well. It just takes too much time from everything else.
I wish you luck.
I have not been so successful in quitting.
Blogging I think I could walk away from cheerfully. Writing, on the other hand... I haven't cracked than nut. I think I am addicted. But I am working on it.
As I have written before, blogging is the first truly creative endeavor of my life. I don't draw, sing, paint, cook artfully, sculpt, or weave. Nor do I gamble, drink to excess, play golf (anybody who does that burns absurd amounts of time) or even socialize much. I blog. And what did I do before I blogged? Wasted a lot of extra time watching television, or doing stupid chores (OK, I'm not as diligent about opening my mail as I once was), or just screwing around.