Friday, March 8, 2013

Sorry To See Him Go

Benjamin J. Kirby at The Spencerian has decided to hang it up.

I am starting to understand, finally, what it means to get older.  It means nothing is black and white.  There are no absolutes, and there are such things as mixed emotions.  Children teach this valuable lesson as well.  I may be furious with Emeline for something, yell at her to go to time-out, but every time I see her, my heart overflows with love.

And so it is with genuinely mixed emotions that I write the blog post that has needed writing for some time.

I am sending The Spencerian on an extended hiatus.  I am not sure when it will be back, if at all.

There are a lot of blogs and writers that come and go without much notice, which is the nature of anything, and then there are those who start out with great promise and then settle into a dull mediocrity that makes you wonder why they bother.  And then there are writers who are always fresh, always saying something, asking, even smirking at themselves, and those are the ones you read day after day — and get really pissed at (in a good way) when they say something you wish you’d said.

The latter is the case with BJK and The Spencerian.  I do not question his reasons for hitting the hold button, but I’m going to be a tad selfish and say that there will be a hollowness in the daily scan of Google Reader when the days go by and there’s nothing more there in that little space.

Best wishes, BJK.  Take care of yourself, your family and your world.  They — and we — will all be better for it, but we will also want to hear from you again.

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