I'll apologize up front for this. The Iconic Midwest has always been a topical blog, as opposed to a personal web log. That was the way I wanted it. I always figured the eclectic nature of my choice of subject matters would give it my own personal style, and not the details of my day to day life.
Well, the reason I've not been posting of late is that my personal life is kicking my ass. 2009 has not been good so far. So far, January saw an uncle murdered, February saw the passing of a good friend and colleague, and March gives my poor cat a terminal illness.
The upshot is, I've no heart for posting much of anything. It's all I can do to keep up with my job, and do the other things I'm supposed to be doing. Oh, that doesn't mean I won't take on added duties and responsibilities, it just means I've only so much indignation to go around. Unsurprisingly, it is politics that gets pushed out of the lifeboat first. It simply doesn't add any "umph" to my life at the moment. Not that it ever did much. It was more a place to spend excess energy; excess energy I presently lack.
It isn't even as if I feel particularly picked upon. Life is just continuing as if I didn't exist, and the callousness of it all is simply weighing upon me heavily these days. It will pass. Until it does, however, I think my contributions to this blog will be few.
I'm lucky in the sense of having somewhere else to go. I can always go back to my books and my study of philosophy. So I think more time will be spent in that pursuit...oh and in bitching about the play of the St. Louis Blues, but that is most definitely in the "death and taxes" category.
In any event....I'll see ya when I see ya.