There's a finite number of times one can write about current events, corporate pop culture, hyped-up political theater (as in the debt ceiling melodrama) and--especially--the comedy-and-sometimes-tragedy of manners re "the poetry community" (and how poetry behavior sometimes mimics what one sees with dismay in the everyday world).
So I don't use my finite number up too quickly, I'm taking some time off from blogging.
But I plan to return later in August--refreshed, rejuvenated and recharged.
Meanwhile, I hope those of you reading this entry will go (at least occasionally) to poetry readings and buy books from independent stores/online retailers/last brick-and-mortar-chain standing Barnes and Noble.
The world can be a better, more harmonious place in so many ways--if we want it enough to put excessive self-centeredness on hold.