Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Taking A Break

Probably every blogger on the planet knows that there are ebbs and flows to the whole blogging thing, and most of us go through different levels of enthusiasm for this particular medium of communication. Sometimes you just can't wait to write down all the things that are running through your brain, and sometimes you just have nothing. Right now is an "I've got nothing" time for me. Usually this means that I just haven't found the right inspiration to get me going, and a little time (and the right nanotech innovation) will get me all enthusiastic to share it with the folks who make this little blog a part of their travels online, but "usually" isn't now.

Truth is I've been going through a bit of a personal funk in my "real life" that is affecting the way I interact with the world, and it's been going on for long enough that I know I need to make some adjustments. I'm generally a very positive person; God has wired me to see the positive and hopeful more than the negative in things, but I'm finding that I'm having to work at that awfully hard these days, and it's making me tired. I need to change my routine and refocus my attention to other things, and see where God leads me from there. So, I'm going to be taking a break from blogging. I don't know for how long. It could be a week or two--more likely it's at least for the summer. I know the feeling I get when a favorite blog gets very sporadic, or nonexistent even, and it is disappointing to check repeatedly for signs of life without finding any, so I wanted to let those of you who do come here regularly know what is going on. I'll give you an update in a month or two to let you know whether this is looking like a long hiatus or just a brief stretch to regain my enthusiasm.

Just as a parting offering to send you on your way with more cheer than you've gotten from this post so far, here are a few interesting links I've gathered over the last few days:

Someone has invented a giant microwave that turns plastic and rubber back into oil and gas. All those broken toys and tires could be filling the gas tank instead of the landfill soon.

Scientists at Columbia University have a design for skyscrapers that could make farming in the city a new reality. Year-round produce that needs no pesticides or transport could be way cool.

But wait! There's more!! As a final parting gift, I've got one more scientific goody. Dieting could become a thing of the past as more scientists are discovering ways to melt fat right off you (but don't make that an excuse to go buy a box of Twinkies. All that sugar still isn't good for you.)

Take care of yourselves. I'll still be reading any comments, so if you see anything fun or interesting to read, drop me a line. I'm taking a break from blogging, but that doesn't mean I'm not still interested in what's going on out there, and God willing, I'll be back.