No, I’m not trying to keep up with the Joneses. I’m trying to keep up with my obligations.

January’s been a super-busy month. I suppose some of that busy-ness comes from months of forced inactivity due to governmental overreaction to the novel coronavirus. (Did you know that Germany will begin forcibly moving people who break quarantine to internment camps? Locally in Yellow Springs, Ohio, people can be ticketed and fined for not wearing masks when they’re outside. It’s absurd, folks. We’ve gone the way of totalitarianism.)

With the economy limping and election shenanigans and a whole lot of dissent and mud-flinging going around social media, I almost wonder how anyone has the time to write. But they do. Some write to remember. Some write to escape. Some realize their writing needs to be edited.

Regardless, a freelancer never takes time off from marketing. We can’t. We load our plates as full as we can to tide us over when work is lean. In the meantime, I’ll enjoy the feast portion of the feast-or-famine cycle. My cup runneth over and I am grateful.

So, what else is coming down the pike? My event plans for last year have mostly been postpone to this year. I don’t think any are scheduled until May, but then I haven’t glanced at my calendar of events this morning. Right now, I’m doing well just to remember to take the cat to the veterinarian for his monthly asthma shot and remember to order the dog’s incontinence medications. (When a Great Dane leaks, you know it.)

With heartfelt prayers that our nation will come to its collective senses and our world will soon acclimate to the reality that we cannot eliminate COVID-19 (we have to learn to live with its presence), I thank you for your attention to the blog and will get back to work.