I have obviously been on an extended break from writing.
I promise to recap the Japanese holiday, and other stories, but the reasons for the writing break have been twofold: 1) I walked off the plane from my vacation and into a storm of expected and unexpected personal/professional Stuff; and 2) in light of some of that Stuff, I have a variety of really complex thoughts — some good, some bad — that I need to process on my own before I write them down and share with the world.
Sometimes, I know that my confessional style of writing may come off as nonchalant, as if I haven’t considered things before I say them. I assure you, I do think quite a lot before I write — or don’t write — as the case may be.
So. I’m off to think, and process, and do All of That before I get back to all the rest.