I hadn’t realized how long it has been since my last post. I stopped before Lent and then Lent came and went. My last post was about the return of the “solitaire monkey” and one of the things I had given up for Lent was playing solitaire. How ironic is that?
In explaining my absence I could make the excuse that I was busy with home projects. I suppose I could even post a picture of the built-in bookcases that I have finally completed. By the way, the other thing I had given up was the use of the “F word” which I had much more trouble with holding to. Apparently, it must be my favorite word, based on frequency of usage, and it also seems to be an integral part of the creative process for woodworking. But fear not gentle reader, I have made it a point of honor to abstain from profanity or other vile usage of language for which the internet has become infamous.
Now that Easter is over, I have started playing solitaire again and my running has been intermittent, even though I have a half marathon coming up in May. (The Marine Corps Historic Half is a great race. If you’re a runner, Fredericksburg is a very interesting location to run in. But I digress.) The real point of getting back to posting, however, is to get back in the habit of writing, which has been off my horizon for too long. Just as in training for a race, consistency of practice pays off in the long run, if you’ll pardon the expression.
Now if I could only figure out how to do solitaire “in moderation.”