Thursday, April 21, 2005


Sorry for the hiatus. Right now I don't seem to have the juice to be posting regularly, and have decided neither to force it nor to force a decision about when--or whether--BookAngst 101 will be back in session.

So for now I'm setting my solar panels in the yard and letting them recharge awhile.

Thanks to you e-mail pals who've checked in w/ me to offer good cheer and make sure all's well. All is well, and is better still because of your good wishes.



Darby M. Dixon III said...

Rock on, Max, rock on.

Anonymous said...

Recharge Max and rest up. We'll all be here waiting, right where you left us, for your return! Take care.

Anonymous said...

I value your blog because you only speak when you have something to say. So, take a break and come back fresh!

Anonymous said...

It's good that you're giving yourself whatever time, space and sunpower it takes to re-energize... absorb and enjoy... but please return to us, Max. Your voice is unique and much appreciated.

Beth Ciotta said...

You are missed, Max. You have brightened many a morning. Although sometimes reading your post is dangerous while drinking coffee. I've choked on my java more than once due to laughing. Relax, recharge, and please, come back soon.

Ami said...

Keep the Faith, Max and we'll see ya 'round the blogosphere.
MMMMmmmmmmwa! (throwing you a big kiss from Canada)


Martha O'Connor said...

Max, take it easy... we'll be glad whenever you're back, although (sniff, sniff) I haven't been so Blog Bereft since MobyLives took a hiatus... :o(

liam said...

We all need a blogging break sometimes. When I get busy, my blog always goes silent.

Post again when you feel like it, we'll come back. That's what RSS feeds are for!

Enjoy the break and we'll see you again soon.

A VOCATION OF UNHAPPINESS [Courtesy Georges Simenon (1903-1985)]

"Writing is considered a profession, and I don't think it is a profession. I think that everyone who does not need to be a writer, who thinks he can do something else, ought to do something else. Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. I don't think an artist can ever be happy."

PRACTICAL MARKETING [Courtesy Zornhau, 2005]

"They should put the 1st couple of pages up in subway adverts. Having read them several times, you'd feel compelled to try the book - if it was any good."

PLATE OF SHRIMP [Courtesy Alex Cox’s REPO MAN, circa 1984]

"A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidences and things. They don't realize that there's this like lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. I'll give you an example, show you what I mean. Suppose you're thinking about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly somebody will say like "plate" or "shrimp" or "plate of shrimp" out of the blue, no explanation. No point in looking for one either. It's all part of a cosmic unconsciousness."