Archive for December 2nd, 2014

Diary – Week 231

After all my many travels, I’m home again at last, but it’s been even more difficult this time to get back to the old grind.  When I returned home in September it only took me a few days to get back to work, and within two weeks I had restored my normal lead.  But this time was different; Seattle was such a powerful and transformative experience for me in so many ways that my mind has been busy processing it all, and with the Thanksgiving holiday on top of that I’ve had my hands full just keeping current (much less getting ahead).  Don’t worry, I’m not going to disappoint you; there will still be new columns every day for the foreseeable future.  However, it’s become obvious to me that I need to tweak my procedures a little more so as to free up more time.  In addition to more travel in the coming year and working on a new book (which will be all-new content), I’m going to be spending much more time on behind-the-scenes activism and pursuing a couple of new business ventures; several dear friends have also succeeded in convincing me of the necessity for taking more time out for (*gasp*) myself.  Look for a post in a couple of weeks detailing how it’s going to work, but I’ll tell you right now that it’s nothing more than a slight extension of a process that’s been going on since the beginning of 2012.

My first scheduled trip of the new year will be a return to Seattle to fulfill some commitments I made while there last month; I plan to do this in the touring car I mentioned last week.  So far y’all have given me almost $1000 toward the purchase, and today I’m out looking at a very likely candidate so if you haven’t yet donated and can afford to, please do as soon as you can!  I want to buy it ASAP so there’s no rush in having it checked over and prepared for the trip, which will be in the late winter (or early spring, depending on how you figure it).  Just send whatever amount you like to maggiemcneill@earthlink.net and be sure to note that it’s for the car.  Please be sure to get the address correct; I’ve had a couple of donations go awry due to incorrect addresses.  That’s it for now, but I’ll keep you posted as things develop!

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