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Mark Twain wrote, “We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one.”


I’m taking some time off from writing. Apologies to those of you who have come to look forward to the Wednesday morning blog, and thanks for your encouragement. Thanks, Vito, Neill, Jon, et al, for commenting. I'm not done; the weekly deadline simply had to go and this is the week it went.


I’ve met that deadline for just shy of a year. 52 posts seems like a decent archive and a good place for a break. There have been other times in the past year when this post might have appeared but I felt compelled to keep going, that if I dropped the ball I’d miss out on growth that might be just around the corner. I guess we'll see. It may seem ironic that last week's blog post was about perseverance. It was also the least-viewed post in several months, and I’ve only got so much perseverance to go around.


A faint urge to try to rake up something to write about next week remains, but as Emo Philips once said, some days you just don't feel like chewing through the straps.


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