Blog Break for the Rest of the Week…Back Monday June 11th.
I’m extremely sorry to do this but I will not be blogging for the rest of the week. Comments are most welcome as I will be looking for them. And you can feel free to recommend topics.
It’s my birthday today, and I planned on having a relaxing dinner with my family and then posting the John vanDongen piece I promised you yesterday.
But the events this afternoon at my son’s school–my school, are most disturbing and have put a bit of a damper on things–a significant damper on things.
I’ve also been carrying around a fair bit of pain for the last many weeks after the death of my friend Tom Galimberti and I haven’t dealt with it properly–not at all. Tom was a daily part of what I did here and if you admire my work, then please understand it is not unlike losing your trainer or coach and having to fight alone.
We spoke almost every day and the void has been just too much–as much as I’ve tried to put a brave face on it.
Plus, I have some other pressing personal matters to deal with (all good, thankfully).
I’ve never once offered you anything less than my best–well, almost every time. And I won’t change that.
I don’t like to do throw aways, and I won’t compromise quality when I’m not ‘on’.
I just need a break. I should have taken one a few weeks ago when Tom died, and dealt with matters properly, but I didn’t.
Now, this horrific thing at St. George’s today, and on my birthday no less, just has me feeling extremely out of sorts. I’m sure I’ll be fine and I appreciate the very kind notes from many of you today particularly after the events of this afternoon. My son is fine and isn’t shaken too badly. Thank you for your concern.
I think I’m more shaken than he is. What a nightmare. Know that I will not be commenting on the matter, as there is an active police investigation and I have FULL confidence in the Vancouver Police Department, regardless of my criticism of their Chief (who threw yet another member under the bus this last week).
Perhaps I’m trying to hang on too tight, I don’t know. I love being here with you, but for my heart to be in it, my brain needs to be clear.
You can’t write properly without both; you can’t call yourself a writer without significant synchronicity between the two. And, as the Hitch used to say, a writer is more who I am than what I do.
So, I’m going to tend to that for the next several days and simply ask that you forgive me for not being available. I’ll be back–you can be sure of that. The healthcare piece can wait as can the vanDongen piece. And I’m working on some other blockbusters that will show you how the ‘Basi-Virk’ matter will become the story of the year.
Perhaps the extra time will help. We’ll see.
Again, I sincerely apologize, but I’m going to be off til next Monday.
Enjoy the rest of the week and be good to one another.
God bless you and yours.