1. For those who have inquired: No, I will not be participating in the Blogathon this year. On the date of the event (Aug. 6) I will be tucked away in an internet-free, lakefront house in Roscoe, NY, far from civilization, shoved deep into the woods, surrounded by fish and newts and majestic trees and bats and my family, the same vacatation I've taken almost every summer since 1969 or so and the only kind of vacation I ever long to take.
3. Yes, I am still working on the suburbia story. I haven't been posting it because I didn't think anyone was interested. Also, I've been reading David Sedaris books and it's making feel lame, incompetent and inferior. But I can't stop reading because his books are so damn good.
And the attempt to completely hiatus rather than semi hiatus continues. It's a slow process.