After four hundred posts on this blog, I need a break. I'm "going to the beach," figuratively if not literally, until mid-June. While I'm away, I invite you to browse through the archives. There is something here for anyone. Use the search field at the very top left corner to find a collection of posts on nearly any aspect of life writing.
I will be checking email and welcome questions. And who knows ... Sarabelle whispers insistently, I may even pop in a post or two. But mostly I'll be working on some urgent projects that require my current attention.
Keep those fingers flying and write on!
P.S. It took me about seven extra steps and ten minutes to get the photo into this blog. Blogger continues to tweak features in a way that presumably makes things easy enough for a chimpanzee to produce an elegant blog. Now, don't take this as any sort of disrespect for chimpanzees: Tatu's artwork hangs in my powder room. Tatu was a resident of the primate research lab at Central Washington University, and aside from her artistic flair, she was surprisingly fluent in ASL. If she's still living thirty years later, she probably does want to start a blog to share a fascinating memoir.
UPDATE: April 29. Tatu is still with us at the age of 35. You can read the bio of this remarkable chimp-lady here.
Blogger's new features make it inconvenient for a mere human to continue producing an elegant blog, and I don't have Tatu to help me, so when I return, it will most likely be to a new URL on sharonlippincott.com, using Wordpress, which continues to become increasingly human-friendly. I'll let you know.