As one can tell at a glance, some time has elapsed between the prior post and this one. I hope I can ramp up the political coverage and commentary here in the next few weeks. The problem, of course, that arises when a blog is on hiatus for long periods of time is that readership dissipates, and I end up writing to myself. In a way, that’s OK, as this blog is mostly an outlet for my expression, and no one needs to read it for the blog to perform that function. Nevertheless, I can tell that the vast number of visitors to the site have come purposely to try to add spam to the comments sections of my posts. The spam filter has performed admirably in preventing ads for link farms, online casinos, and bogus pharmaceutical suppliers from appearing on this site.
But I wouldn’t mind having my readers return.
All 3 of you . . . LOL!
For the next several months, my parents will be visiting with kids and grandkids that live a couple of thousand miles away from Ohio, so they needed some help packing up, getting the house ready for the housesitters to move in, and traveling all the way out to the Rocky Mountains and Pacific Coast. The packing was taking place at the same time as the primary elections (a few of the races turned out the way I wanted, but mostly not . . . ARGH!) were being held. Traveling west with the vehicles laden with necessities took about a week. After arriving in the west, I tarried for about a week to visit with my brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews. Then I accompanied my parents and one of my brothers on a leisure trip to Hawaii that lasted for two weeks. It was my second trip to Hawaii, and I loved it, just like the first trip.
I happened to be in Utah when U.S. Senator Bennett was stopped in his re-election bid by the Republican state caucus. I happened to be in Hawaii when a special election for Hawaii’s First Congressional District was won by Djou, the Republican candidate. These are welcome developments.
I returned from the Hawaii trip about three weeks ago, but I had a lot of laundry piled up, an overgrown lawn to mow, lots of unpacking to do, and a number of other household tasks. I know the rest of you do that kind of stuff nearly every day of the week, but after being on cloud nine in Hawaii, I procrastinated all those tasks, including the blog, as my mind wasn’t yet ready to come to grips with the harsh realities of the real world.
Reality is setting in, finally, and I find that there is much to write about . . . an overwhelming mountain of stuff to write about. I’ll probably start slowly getting back into the groove, with some press releases from officeholders and candidates before I begin to churn out much original material.
To those who are actually reading this post, welcome back to Buckeye RINO.
June 22, 2010 at 9:59 am
I’ve not been writing much myself so I totally understand how life carries on. Be well, be safe and be bloggy. 🙂
June 22, 2010 at 3:42 pm
Thank you Jill. I, likewise, wish you all the best.
June 26, 2010 at 1:15 am
June 26, 2010 at 5:19 pm
Thanks. I’m not yet sure it’s good to be back, considering that Hawaii was so idyllic.
June 27, 2010 at 5:54 am
was wondering when…..and if you would be returning to the blogosphere. Glad you had an enjoyable vacation. Now get out there and cut the grass!
June 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm
LOL! I did get the grass cut, and it’s probably time to cut it again. I did get a lot of housework done, and I’m current on the laundry and the dishes. I cleaned out my vehicle, too, using Armor-All to bring a luster back to the vinyl interior. I found that I was capable of reflecting back on my vacation while doing those tasks. Blogging, though, is different, as it requires my focused thinking, and daydreaming does nothing but disrupt the stream of thought required for blogging.
June 28, 2010 at 5:52 am
I can relate…..been daydreaming for a year and a half now. :o)