Morning at the corner of 15th and U Streets NW, Washington, D.C., 9:29AM May 20, 2015.
It was really quite a lovely morning -- cool and breezy and just after a decent rainfall. The air temperature was about 64F and the dew point about 44F, and there was a refreshing northwesterly breeze. The rain-washed blue sky was especially lovely, and the newly "leafed out" trees a verdant, vibrant green.
Dear Little Blog (and my one or two actual readers, as opposed to Google image searches and all those bizarre hits I get from .ru addresses):
I'm sorry for the lack of meaningful updates this week.
I'm just having a really hard time updating you this week. As you know, my entries tend to be rather complex -- indeed, convoluted -- and seldom is there a "simple" post. The topics wander to and fro and entries invariably turn out to be quite lengthy.
There are so many things in the world that I want to discuss, but on the other hand, I don't want this blog to be a wellspring of negativity (given how negative things are in the larger world). Even leaving aside the negativity, just talking about any particular topic becomes quite an involved matter -- with the need for pictures (not always topically related) to break up the text, fact-checking, links, etc.
It's just a heavy lift to keep you up-to-date and filled with great content all the time, by which on a daily basis. Then I feel very guilty when I don't update you since I do in fact want to post meaningful and engaing entries daily. The main problem, of course, is the lack of time, since the only real time I have to post entries during the week is between 10PM and 2AM, which itself (as I'm sure you understand) is problematic.
All that aside, I'll try to post some additional entries over the weekend.
My sincerest apologies, my dear little blog (and my one or two actual readers),