That is “Live” as rhymes with Hive or Dive and not Sieve or Give.
As in, how come you haven’t posted on Hot White Snow in, like, ages?
So yes, I am alive.
And always learning.
Three posts ago, which turns out to have been two entire months back (how time flies), I wrote a piece called “A Quick Ramble.” Since I rarely have the time to write short, the emphasis of that post was more on the ramble than the quick read. Last month I wrote a post on Lincolnian.org, the new website of the Lincoln Group of DC (aka, LGDC), that was sort of an introduction of me to my fellow Lincolnites (or maybe Lincolnians) when I became president of the organization. I had a follow up post on my own author website with more on the non-LGDC aspects of my goings-on.
So, first off, I’ve been doing a lot of writing even though it hasn’t necessarily been on Hot White Snow.
And no, I don’t know why I write for three separate blogs. Well, I do know, but I don’t necessarily understand how.
But it does explain why I haven’t been writing as much here. As the linked blog articles mention, I’ve obviously been focused primarily on finishing up the manuscript for the new book. Currently I’m working on the endnote organization, photo permissions, and never-ending editing (which I do more of in the manuscript than I ever do on these blog posts, I assure you). My deadline is this month so for the next few weeks my focus will continue to be on getting that book finished.
That doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about this blog. My email in-box has dozens (okay, maybe hundreds) of emails to myself with ideas for posts to go here or the other two blogs. Then there are the ones for magazine articles or new books. Then there are the reminders to look at the older emails to see what has scrolled beyond the first page. Granted, it’s not a good system. But it’s me.
Given the topics I’ve tackled here in recent months/years, you can guess what some of the “post ideas” relate to. Things have gone from bad to ludicrous. Our democracy really is in danger. The scariest part is that it mimes what our history already went through in the past. We haven’t learned. But…I won’t go into that today. I’ll save those for tomorrow, because, well, tomorrow is another day. [Yes, the reference is intended] [N.B. By tomorrow I probably mean next month]
Once the manuscript is in I’ll be picking up the writing pace again on Hot White Snow (and my author website). I’ll be talking about topics related to the book, of course, but I also plan to revisit some of the intermittent series previously gracing these pages. Those related to travel, 50 Objects, small town life, writing, and a hodgepodge of other topics.
Time is up.
Back to editing.
David J. Kent is an avid traveler, scientist, and Abraham Lincoln historian. He is the author of Lincoln: The Man Who Saved America, Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity and Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World as well as two specialty e-books: Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time and Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate.