It’s been a while…

close up photo of gray typewriter
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I haven’t been here in a while. There are a few reasons (and lots of excuses) for that but I’m back.

One of the reasons was Covid. Yeah, I got it but it wasn’t too bad. I likely had the Omicron variety and it took me out a couple of weeks but that is not the biggest reason.

The biggest reason I was gone was the stroke I had in October. It affected my speech a bit (not really noticeable to anyone but me) but oddly enough, it affected my ability to type. I used to type 60 words per minute (on a good day) and it came to a screeching halt overnight.

As Joni Mitchell so aptly put “You don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone” and boy did I miss it. It’s been about 4 months now and I’m glad to say, it’s coming back. It’s not like it used to be but it’s better and I suspect if I use it more, it will improve.

In order to keep the excuses to a minimum, and to get better, I plan to write here every day.

Every day.

Now I know that’s a tough thing to do and I am sure the excuses will try to take me out but I am up to the challenge. Actually, it’s really not that hard to write every day. What’s hard is the “sitting down” to write every day. There will be some random thoughts, some advice, and who knows what else.

Stay tuned and we’ll see.


PS – Here’s that song by Joni Mitchell, Big Yellow Taxi