Loyal friends and readers and reader/friends: um. Sorry about that. I wasn't planning on taking a sabbatical for over a month. I'm not even totally sure why it has happened.
Part of it is summer. Summer makes me restless and I have a hard time concentrating.
Part of it is that I am awfully distracted right now. I have a lot of big, important, life things on my mind. And they aren't really the kind of things that I blog about. (Thank your lucky stars for that, people.) That has been making it hard to think, let alone write, about much else.
Part of it is that I'm teaching a class this summer that I am finding personally and professionally challenging.
Part of it is that I'm not seeing movies, or going out much, or listening to much new music, and so I don't feel like I have much to write about.
But I think I'm coming out of it. I have several things that I would like to discuss with you all. These topics include, but are not limited to:
* Frank Black's opening act at the Aladdin Theatre last week.
* The Limits of Control, The Brother's Bloom and Children's Books (if that sounds like the title of a boring academic article, you are right. But you will read it and love it).
* Something weird I have recently realized about my musical taste.
* Swapping book suggestions with my mom.
* Mountain cows.
Thank you all for still checking in with me, and for actually caring about whether I write. I don't know if I deserve it, but I feel awfully loved.