Saturday, April 25, 2015
OK, gentlemen. Since I announced a week ago that I was abandoning this blog for an indeterminate period of time, I have been inundated with more than 70 e-mail responses. Some wished me well during a respite from blogging, others complained that they would no longer have a blog to read with their morning coffee, but most were comments from readers who said they thought my blog was singular, because it offered "tasteful" erotic gay images of various categories alongside news items and bios of men who influence gay life and gay history -- fine compliments for which I am grateful. And most of these e-mails begged me to return to blogging as soon as possible.
Here's the deal. The past week has been bliss. I've had time to read books, listen to music, take a couple of long walks in the Virginia countryside (where I make my home), ride a horse (Steinway), attend a couple of concerts and see to the care of my octogenarian mother, who is in advanced stages of dementia. I was also able to spend three days with my partner, whose office relocation has led to his purchasing a home nearly three hours distant from my house.
This week has made me realize that daily blogging is behind me, because the tedium of daily posting has made me weary of a process I used to enjoy and look forward to. So from now on, I'll post when I feel like it and have something special to share. I'm guessing that this will be no more than three or four times a month. For you impatient types, there are years and years of archives to browse.
Check back in a few days for a full-length blog post. And enjoy your weekend, gentlemen.