The Flip Side

30 September, 2014
Rat Fink

I’ll see you on it, dear fiends. When is the flip side? Next month, on the 8th. At that point, my life will free up considerably for a while.

While getting ready for work this morning, I wondered why I’m having such a hard time with motivation to write lately. Lord knows I’ve been beyond busy in the past (school by day, rehearsing at night, teaching an online grad course, etc.) — why am I having such a rough go of it now? Writing is terribly important to me, and yet here it sits, on the back burner. It’s a mystery, but for only the third time in going on seven years of writing to you, I am going on a brief hiatus.

RtB is more than a passing interest or hobby for me. It’s a written record of my somewhat daily life; permanent, searchable, voluminous. It’s always been my hope that my grandchildren can use it someday in the distant future, after I’m long in the ground, to gain some insight on my love for them, my life at the time, and my general nuttiness. What I’m struggling with right now is a way to save it all to some sort of physical form. I’ve seen the “make your blog into a book” services, and they’re almost what I need, but on a self-hosted blog (that is, not hosted on Blogspot or Tumblr), it gets a little hairier.


I will say au revoir for now, but I shall return. I hope you will, too.

All the hugs.

Fink out, temporarily

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30 September, 2014 1:03 pm

We’ll miss you but know that you are busy helping those kids make wonderful high school memories they will take with them into their lives.

<3 you!


Ross Bonander
30 September, 2014 3:26 pm

It would be very, very easy and very inexpensive (read= free) to some day convert all of this into either something for an e-reader or a print-on-demand book.


30 September, 2014 3:26 pm

Like Suzanne…you will be missed but we of course understand because we are your “fiends” so understanding is part of who we are.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers and I’ll send you an occasional message to make you laugh and let you know you are loved!
Ciao’ my Friend!!


1 October, 2014 8:04 am
1 October, 2014 10:26 am

My fiend, you will be missed. I’ve always enjoyed your writing. You are very creative and express yourself well. It seems to come freely and easily for you. Your finished product is fun and highly readable. When I write, every word is like pulling teeth. I certainly will look forward to your return postings on RtB.