20 October 2005
Thanks for your patience
Sorry for the long delay. I noticed there was some speculation about what my long absence signified. Actually, I wasn't intentionally being mysterious. I mentioned in my last post that I had a deadline to meet. I was editing a book manuscript whose due-date was impending, and with all the hoo-hah the pacifism issue was stirring up here, I couldn't write blogposts, participate in the discussion, and still finish the book on schedule. Something had to give.
My plan was to finish the book and take a few days to get the blogplan in order, have a few spectacular posts in the can and ready to go, then relaunch in a big way tomorrow.
Unfortunately, a couple of minor crises arose during the past two weeks (nothing too serious, but very time consuming) so the book took a little longer than I projected anyway. I just mailed it off last night, and I have nothing written for the blog.
So for those of you who have been awaiting something really special, I'm sorry to disappoint you.
Many have noticed that during small breaks while editing over the past two weeks, I messed around a little bit with the graphics here at PyroManiac. I started by posting a picture as a birthday greeting to my esteemed sidekick, Pecadilloand then I just couldn't leave well enough alone. It wasn't a calculated experiment to mess with people's minds (though I enjoyed that aspect of it immensely). I was a little disappointed, however, that no one seemed to notice when a pterodactyl flew through the image.
I do want to say a heartfelt thanks for all the comments. I think we finally have a post that generated more feedback than the Great Comic Book Apocalypse of September 1.
This is where I am right now...
Anyway, I finished the book yesterday and am now able to get back to a more normal routine.
...except that we have a major board meeting scheduled here at Grace to You on Monday, and I have to speak twice on Sunday. So when I say "routine," I mean that in the sense of "routinely hectic."
I've done little housekeeping on the blog template this morning, updating the "favorite posts" lists in the right sidebar. Enjoy a little romp down memory lane if you care to.
I also designed a new logo during lunch-breaks whilst editing. It replaces the image on the matchbox at the top of the right sidebar. I'm ordering vinyl stickers with the logo in large format, so that I can offer it to my friends as a bumper sticker.
But don't look for major or substantive posts till after the board meeting Monday. I'm just reporting in, and I'll keep posting, perhaps doing some BlogSpotting this weekend. I also have some plans for a couple of significant changes in the blog, which I'll announce tomorrow or the next day.
Meanwhile, I again apologize for not returning with a splash as anticipated. However,
Here's a small consolation prize...
Another Biblezine parody for the collection:
Wanna play "spot the parody"?
No, this is not a parody, but the latest actual BiblezineTM release from Thomas Nelson: