So I think blogging is great, actually. For me it's a way to stay connected to those of you who read this. That's the best part right there. Blogging is also a good warm up for whatever writing I have to do in a given day. AND (as it turns out) my blog has turned into the equivalent of an artist's sketchbook.
When I was a student in London BACK IN THE MIDDLE AGES, our humanities professor made us carry a sketchbook so we could "seize" our visual impressions. Those of us who were artists (not me) could use these images later in a more detailed drawing. Brill idea, no? Anyway. I've decided to use my blog as a writer's sketchbook. To this end you'll note that sometimes brief posts HERE end up as longer columns on Monday in the D-news. Also brill, no?
I mention this because I was fresh out of column ideas last week. So I re-read old blog entries and decided to do something with that moment of recognition that passed between me and that young mother in Rubio's. And voila! I got a column out of it.
See? Blogging is NOT a waste of time.
Meanwhile I have returned to MY DOUGH GIRL. Every. Single. Day. This. Week.