Welcome back to my online home. It’s been a weird world since I last posted here. Maybe it’s always been weird, and I just wasn’t paying attention, but I admit to having been distracted by non-literary stuff. Despite the turmoil of life as I know it, however, I’m pleased to be well and ready to rejoin our pixilated world. My goal here is to follow E. M. Forster’s advice, “Only connect!” I again welcome your visits, advice, and stories from or about our shared reading and writing life.
There may be some glitches as I regain what skill I’ve ever had with the virtual world. New equipment, new sites to navigate, lots more writing to attend to and to share—if I think too hard about reentry, I feel dizzy. Or was I always dizzy? Might be so. Anyway, I’m refurbishing the furniture here, spiffing up the visuals and deepening the gifts.
As Lewis Hyde says in his book The Gift, the written word is a gift from the writer to the reader. I know that much of what we see may grate rather than gratify, and I can’t guarantee that the way I string words across our virtual pages will always please you, but I respect your questions and opinions. I look forward to our conversations. KD