Sunday, August 26, 2007

Whither the Series?

I've taken some crap about not actually starting the series I had said I would attempt (then again, I only said it was an attempt, and so maybe it just wasn't a good one). The real issue is that I haven't been reading that book enough to post on it. I've been spending time with other material as I gear up for fall. That is my excuse as to the series.

I have not abandoned the series, nor the book. I do hope to return to it in due course, but cannot make any promises now. I realize there are only about three, maybe four people who care, and at that very little. But, to those few, I thought I owed at least an explanation. Do not give up on Leaf-blog.


At 10:05 AM , Blogger WTM said...

Don't make excuses, make progress!


At 11:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So how's the great fall gear up going?


At 6:17 AM , Anonymous jes said...

I have not given up on Leaf-blog. Yet.

Publish or perish, friend, publish or perish.

At 6:58 PM , Blogger MatthewJohnson said...

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