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The View From Here, #140: Arlington Heights, IL; San Jose, CA; Kansas City, MO

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I’m back on the road!

It’s been a surprisingly full summer, and while I thought I’d have plenty of time to add to my blog, the time whipped by unnoticed.

The bad news: Mom had a stroke about 10 days ago. She’s out of the hospital and in a rehab facility now, but its not likely that life will ever look quite like it did before.

Where did the time go? The projects were relentless and demanding. Perhaps the main one was the acting text. I started back sometime in 2002, and have continued to re-draft and re-draw it. This may be the first time that I’ve done two drafts back-to-back, and I begin to feel like I’ve finally got a handle on the thing, either to chase the awkward phrasings from the page, or to cut loose from the threads of conversation that don’t seem to connect to anything at the other end. I’ve resolved to self-publish it, at least for now.

As soon as I decided that self-publishing was the way to go, I felt a new power over the text. I was no longer waiting for some all-knowing…