Everyone's encouraging responses yesterday to my announcing that I was discontinuing the blog have left me a bit overwhelmed . I need to thank you all and make it clear there hasn't been an emergency health issue or any life and death crisis. The thing is I think my hands are a bit tired and drained from doing so much thinking. I never wanted to get to a place where I felt compelled to keep on blogging even when I knew I had nothing to say. It is a sobering thing to think that a sizable number of people presumably have been taking opportunity every morning to check out this blog and maybe get inspired to do some walling themselves. Perhaps you've just looked forward to my attempting each day to shed a little more light into stones and and what makes them stick. I think in retrospect I've been a bit too concerned about not failing you all. Is it wrong to admit that my inspiration has become very much depleted over the last three weeks? I now realize that there needs to be a reevaluation of why I do this blogging thing. It's certainly nice to hear you've all been enjoying it. I think perhaps I just need to step back for a while and get a more realistic perspective on things.
I am a person who builds dry stone walls and bridges and thinks a lot about how to get other people discovering what a satisfying occupation it can be. I am founder and president of Dry Stone Walling Across Canada www.dswa.ca and an avid supporter of the idea of sharing knowledge freely and learning from others.