This blog is going into retirement. It may, like many athletes who pretend to "retire", pop up again full strength, but right now I'm done. Like every other blogger on planet blogosphere, I've often considered quitting, but there was always a niggling little reason to keep it up--keep in touch with cousins, for example, or feel connected to strangers when I was feeling especially disconnected from those around me. But those are sidenotes to my original purpose in blogging, which was to keep myself writing, keep the flow of thoughts, well, fluid. But in the last few months things have changed; I've begun to write with purpose, albeit slowly, and I feel much less disconnected from the people around me than in the past. If I want to connect with my cousins, well, I'm going to call or write or visit. If I want to show off my children, I will send out pictures. And if I want to say something, I'm going to say it with my name and/or face behind it. That's the plan, anyway. I had an inkling; I think it's becoming a fully formed thought. Seem to have outgrown this place. Love and luck to those I've met here. I will still be in to visit.