My apologies…

My last post was on December 20th, 2013 and from this far off date, the best I can say is, “My how the time has passed!”

I hope you have been well.

There are the usual excuses: I was hit, and then hit again, and then pummeled twice more with the usual winter aches, colds and infections. An evening class…busy work schedule…a skiing vacation…blah, blah, blah…and, well, while I always meant to do a post every night, I just never got to it, despite having poems in the works.

The most important thing I have been up to is developing a new site, the Book of Bokeh, which will be dedicated to my photography. I hope to launch it properly within the next week. (If you are interested in what ‘bokeh’ means, check out the About page on the new site.) I hope you will take the opportunity to visit it then.

What is worse than not posting any poetry—and yes I missed doing so damnably— is that I know I have also managed to fail in replying to several messages, an abominable thing to do. To those of you who I have insulted ’til now, I’ll get to them as soon as I can, I promise.

Benjamin Franklin said, “Never ruin a good apology with excuses.” Well,  that is exactly what I have done, but there you are. Thank you for putting up with them and  I sincerely and humbly appreciate your visiting the Book of Pain.

I promise, poetry, as well as photography, soon.


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6 responses to “My apologies…

  1. Barbara Minor

    so glad to have you back…apologies not needed here!

    • Barbara, as always you are very kind. Thank you! I have missed blogging terribly…hopefully I can get back to being a little more disciplined. Also, please check out the Book of Bokeh, I have finally managed to get my first post done there, too.

  2. It is so good to read some more of your work, John. I am excited to hear about your new blog. Way to go, Man.

  3. Fantastic Franklin quote — had never heard that one. Glad you’re back and well. Anxious to see the new work and photography.

    • Ben had a way with words, didn’t he?!? Just yesterday I was reading your post about his letter to Samuel Mather about banging his head on a beam in his grandfather’s home and learning a lesson in humility. Wouldn’t you have loved to attend a series of lectures by him? By the way, the first post in the Book of Bokeh, It’s a start anyways, has a nice picture of Franklin’s grave site.

      It was good to catch up on the Bully Pulpit, and I must say, it is good to be back, even as little as I am.