I’ve tried. I honestly have. I want to say that the process has continued,even though the writing ceased sometime last fall. Since I started this blog in February of last year I’ve had a fairly large promotion at work (at just about the time blogging stopped regularly),started performing improv regularly for money,and started a very positive long term relationship. All of this has meant a year of readjusting and rearranging projects and otherwise. All very good things,which have meant that writing down the thoughts on the inside of my skull has taken a back seat.
But the weeding,the purging,the mental cleaning has continued all along. I’m proud to say that in the last year I’ve cleared out one more bookcase worth of books,started a pull list at my local comic shop (to help control and manage my regular purchases),canceled my eMusic membership,and managed to cut down my month graphic novel purchase to around a fourth of its previous size. Looking at the regular tally of eBay results it appears that since last March I’ve sold just under 2,500 comics,just under 1,000 graphic novels,28 manga volumes,75 magazines,and 69 mini-comics (with an additional 70 books sold through Amazon or given away)! While new items have entered into my world during this time,the three empty bookshelves,and partially empty shelves,along with the reduced monthly output feels great!
But I’m not done. Before I move house in October I intend to clear out some more in various aspects (including music). Plus I’ve had interesting conversations with people asking me further about the why of what I am doing,what I want to get out of it,and if any aspects of this process might be a mistake,and that leaves me wanting to write some more to try to understand and explain.
So,as I said,I’m back. For the next month I’m gonna try to post at least twice a week,possibly Sunday and Wednesday,to get going with a bit of regularity. It won’t all be Irv Kupcinet quality columns,but I want to see if I can do this.