Another Rest From Blogging
I have not posted for a while. I guess I have taken a rest from blogging, again. In fact, I stalled over polishing a longer blog entry on Obama and the "issue " of his minister. I have a rough draft and just can't seem to motivate myself to polish it a little. I may yet.
I also have been busy reading the novel by Lee Smith, On Agate Hill. It was sent to my by my dear blogging friend, Julie. She knows I have an interest in Appalachan literature and I guess I am a fan of Lee Smith's writings. I seldom read novels but I have read several Appalachan novels. (I am a non fiction and poetry like of guy) This is my fourth one by Lee Smith. I previously read, Fair and Tender Ladies, Saving Grace and Oral History. I find her female characters interesting. They are strong, intelligent and vital (deeply involved in Life). I am a great admirer of women particularly the strong, intelligent, independent kind. (Which goes a long way to explaining why I don't have one in my life. They don't need to be connected to the likes of me.) As a single father, beginning when my son was 2, I came to see myself more mother than father. I didn't confuse him though for I am still waiting for my first Mother's Day card.) He had a lovely mother, who chose long ago to live single and far away from us.)
So this is my excuse for " bogging down with blogging". Maybe I don't need an excuse. I do know how disappointed I am a blog I enjoy doesn't have a new posting. The excuse is for those who might have been disappointed with me.
Here are one of the few full frontal pictures of me. I think my friend Denis captured this one. I am rather shy about having my picture taken. This is my "grizzly Adam's Look". I have a wedding to officiate at soon and that requires a beard trim and hair cut to go with the suit, a more dapper downtown look.
This is a picture of the Runt the way he likes to sit with me to watch TV. He still occasionally comes in the kitchen . He seems to like to share a beer with Denis, then fall asleep.