by Slade Ham
HOUSTON, TX -
I have been out of the loop for too long, I’m afraid. I’ve posted nothing new except for my overseas updates and I am painfully aware that I have neglected my writing. I have nothing to say. Not a clever spin on the day’s news, no humorous little anecdote worth sharing, not one scathing attack on some misguided politician or celebrity. It’s not a case of simply being blocked as a writer. I literally have nothing to say.
It is even more maddening because I don’t care. Even these words are the product of me doing what I think I am supposed to be doing. My head is not in it right now. It is the middle of the week and there is an army of things I should be attending to and I am defiantly refusing to do any of them. I am Leonidas with a spear thumbing my nose, with Xerxes played by Responsibility. It is valiant but self destructive.