Hello loyal friends and readers! I know that I have been absent for a very long time and I’d like to explain and give you some good news.
For the last few years I have been writing books almost non-stop. The first was Library Mashups in 2009, followed by Practical Open Source for Libraries in 2010 and just recently I have finished writing (but not sent to the printer yet) the second edition of The Accidental Systems Librarian. This process has taken all of the words out of my little head and put them to paper … leaving me little desire to write even more here. Throw in to the mix the fact that over the last few years I’ve been struggling as my right hip slowly died and you have one very tired, un-creative person.
All that is over though! The books are done and I plan on taking a break from writing for print (you hear me Rachel?), I have cut back on my contract training a bit and just this week I scheduled surgery for a total right hip replacement. While the hip is still dying and I’m still in quite a bit of pain, the knowledge that it will all be over soon lifts a huge weight off of my shoulders and leaves me with the desire to write and share again.
In addition to sharing my usually technology tips, in September (starting September 12th) I will have my husband here making some guest posts to keep you all posted as I go through and recover from surgery. I have been given some very good news about the whole process and I should be on my feet (and my new bionic hip) the day of surgery and out of the hospital within 24 hours! While I’ll still have physical therapy to look forward after that, I will not be in pain and that’s the whole point of all of this.
So, thank you for sticking with me and here’s to many more years of learning technology together!