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Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

If the adage is true, and absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder, then everybody who reads this blog (all two of you) should be very fond of me right now. Very, very fond.

It has been more than two months since my last blog entry. That’s pretty inexcusable. (I was sick the entire month of April, if that makes a difference.) For all I know, when a blog goes two months without a single entry, it may technically cease to be a blog. What’s the word for “sporadic internet ramblings?”  That’s what this blog has become, I’m afraid.

Part of the problem is I really was sick – very sick, in fact – the entire month of April. And much of May was lost to simply catching up from the time lost in April. But it’s now mid-June. Playing the “sick” card doesn’t really cover me now. Getting sick was, like I said, only part of the problem.

The bigger part of the problem is I didn’t have anything worth saying. (I realize that argument could be made about every word I’ve posted here. But I’m going to let that slip by.) Or – I didn’t feel like I had anything worth saying. (Remember – I was very sick.) So, i didn’t write any blog entries.  I did write some music. At least I was busy doing that. But I made a commitment to maintain this blog a few years ago, and I really dropped the ball recently. My apologies for that.

For the sake of both my readers, I’ll try to do better. (That’s a pretty low hurdle to jump. If I manage to post something every six weeks, that’d be an improvement.)

In the meantime, I’m looking forward to being in Atlanta next week for the Pine Lake Music Composer’s Symposium.  This is my fifth or sixth year to teach there. It’s always fun. And I’ll even see one of my readers in person! So, if you don’t have plans next week and want hang with a wonderful bunch of choral music composers and publishers, head over to Pine Lake Music! I’m sure they can handle a late registration or two.

I’ll be back.

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