I haven't been living online lately. I've been taking a refresher course in C# and I've started a writer's group with a couple of friends. We haven't met in the past few weeks because I've been spending my weekends coding and trying to remember everything I thought I knew about object-oriented programming. It's all a bit boring unless you're a nerd (or a wannabe nerd like me) and just into that sort of thing.
There's also quite a bit up for my family... my father continues to be in and out of the hospital. I'm happy to report that he is doing well now, but I'm worried about my mother. My mom is that kind of woman like the main character in Lackawana Blues... I think many of us in the African American community can relate the story to a relative... an aunt, a mother, a grandmother. Our community is full of strong matriarchs... giving women who do it all and make it look easy. My mother is having a lot of tests run over the next couple of weeks. If you chant and it's not an imposition, please chant for my mother. She takes a lot on her shoulders, she's under a great deal of stress and I'm concerned that she may be taking on some stress-related illness.
I haven't been reading blogs, which I miss. When this class ends in a couple of weeks, I hope to have time to reconnect with the bloggers I grew accustomed to reading frequently.
Thanks to everyone who left comments over the past few months... Again, I've lapsed into a lot of offline activity that leaves me little time to engage the blogosphere. I've left comments unanswered for a while and I apologize for the long delay...