Sunday, April 18, 2010

Time for a Vacation

Massachusetts State House
Tomorrow is Patriots' Day in Massachusetts. The holiday commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first clashes of the Revolutionary War. It's observed on the third Monday in April, also known as Marathon Monday, since the Boston Marathon is always run on Patriots' Day.

I feel as if I've been engaged in a bit of a marathon, myself, having posted on this blog six days a week since mid-November, 2009, with a one-week hiatus in January, 2010. I've decided it's time for a break. Later this week, I'll be returning to the Boston area and making final preparations for my son's wedding in mid-May. What with closing up my Miami apartment and getting resettled in Newton, plus attending to last-minute wedding details, I'll be busier than usual, while still needing to keep up with work on my website, I also plan to focus on my Chinese lessons (see "Gwong Dong Waa"), in the hope that I'll be able to say a few intelligible Chinese words at the wedding.

I'm not promising to remain completely silent during my vacation. If I can't resist sharing an experience, an opinion, or a photograph before then, you may hear from me. But I plan to resume my regular blogging on May 18th — not exactly a cosmic event, but I should note that on that date exactly one hundred years ago, the Earth passed through the tail of Halley's Comet.


  1. I sadly suspected as much when I read the title.

    Sometimes people say that too much is going on for the to "sit" (meditate) and the answer always is that this is the perfect time to "practice."

    Anyway, I've looked forward to your daily musings and will wait, patiently, until they return.

  2. Yes, I will be waiting as well. bonnie