This blog isn’t abandoned, though it’s only barely qualifies as active. At the very least, it’s not so dead that I’m not writing my annual year-end post, even if it is 5:08pm on December 31. That lack of activity is due almost entirely to a lack of time; other things are, ultimately, more important, and my free time lately has been spent mostly on family history.
What have I written this year? Let’s just go through post-by-post; it won’t take long.
First was “Consecration to St. Joseph,” about the book of that same name by Fr. Donald Calloway, which is pretty good but not great. Next up, in April, was “Snap Back to Reality,” reviewing Neovictorian’s most recent novel. Highly recommended, with a couple caveats. Jumping ahead to August, we arrive at “You’re the Mandarin Now, Dog,” the second-best article title of the year (this and “Snap Back to Reality” are among my best ever, if I do say so myself). My attempt at learning Chinese has slowed along with every other project I have, but I’ve managed to maintain it.
September brought “Two Books for Raising Saints,” a very important subject. Finally, in October, I discussed the film “The Road Home.” I can at least say that the five posts I did write were done well, probably better than last year’s five posts though with less variety.