Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Dear friends of The Palace at 2:00 a.m., I am going on a brief hiatus from blogging because of a number of things--deaths in my extended family over the past ten days that make cheerful blogging feel wrong, a lot of book-related deadlines, the need to pack up two of my children for college, and much more. I am quite sensible that a rising number of visitors may go poof! with a little neglect, but I hope you will return on August 29th, when I shall open the ethereal door on a new chamber once more. In the meantime, please ramble around the labyrinth--if you leave me a note from some distant room, I shall reply.