Well, its been a full month since my last post, and I seem to have hit a wall. Its not that I don’t have plenty to talk about, but the passion that kept me up late at night in flurries of keyboard activity seems to have been sucked out of me. And I’m not as sure of my attempts to get my thoughts in order. So part of it has to do with confidence, but mostly I’ve been doing other things. The Holiday crunch has meant late hours in the studio getting ready for upcoming sales. And of course this is a welcome change from the summer, when I was only potting sporadically.
While part of me misses the healthy back and forth banter of some of my posts and some of the blog conversations that have been going on, I don’t seem capable of being drawn out. I thought for sure I would blather out a response to Don Pilcher’s latest expose on “Sawdust & Dirt”, but my timid forays into a response all dead ended very quickly. Still, I’m surprised only Jim Gottuso left a comment. It was a great response, so perhaps it summed up what many of us were thinking. Maybe I will eventually get my mental house in order and tackle that one too….
But in the mean time I have been reading other folks’ blogs and enjoying the role of consumer/spectator. Somehow my reader inbox dumps a good 20-30 new posts on me each day. Can’t say I read ’em all, but its good to know some folks out there are still blogging! For those who haven’t discovered it, one of my new favorites is “Brainpickings”. This is an amazing collection of links to and thoughts about the creative universe. Well worth a peek most days.
A few posts back they covered a newly published book by David McRaney titled “YOU are NOT so SMART: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself”, which apparently is a collection of essays from the blog, also titled “You are not so smart”. Of course this sounds right up my alley, like it was written just for me, so if the holiday faeries treat me well this year I may dig into my change purse and plunk for it. A quick perusal of the blog gives me high hopes for an interesting and humorous read.
These videos are trailers for the book and are darned funny:
Hope you all are doing well out there in potteryland, internetland, the Earth, and the Ether!