2008 Update: The mining of fantasy for the smelter of history. SEE ALSO: FANTASY, HISTORY.
If I can step out of character here for a day, it is the third anniversary of this here blog. My deep appreciation to all of you who have made this so much fun to do and so pleasant to overdo.
Thanks to all of you who entertained me and each other during my time off the blog. Special appreciation to Ariel who was Lazlo to the Waking Ambrose Resistance Movement and to Jamie Dawn who kept a word a day in front of you while I was being more concise. Pia, your new home is ready, magnificent, sturdy, spacious and convenient to drinking and gambling. Also, in Africa. Enjoy and stay in touch.
Now, looking forward, a couple items of avocational business. I expect that for the next four weeks, I will continue to wake up cranky and empty-headed on Saturday morning and immediately begin pacing until an episode of Shahrazade's Wedding writes itself. God willing, the creek don't rise and Blogger don't crash, a new series will begin on March 29, with you all doing the reading. I'm ready to email the first episodes, so please let me know if you're willing to read. That email again, my first initial and last name at mac.com. Also, I plan to re-resurrect a The Prattler this Saturday in a new, lazier format.
Great to see you again. Did you lose some weight?