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Late is Relative: Faux-Wednesday IWSG

Monthly IWSG Corner

I'm late, I'm late ... but am I Alice or the White Rabbit?

I’m late, I’m late … but am I Alice or the White Rabbit?

“I’m Late, I’m Late
For a Very Important Date…
No Time to say ‘Hello’; Goodbye.
I’m Late, I’m Late, I’m Late”
White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland

Put it down to being on another planet for the last month—California is another time zone—but truly it can also be a whole ‘nother world… 🙂

And, apologies to our Ninja captain Alex for transposing the first Wednesday of the month and attempting to re-create it as faux. I couldn’t miss you guys altogether. It’s just that my schedules and my life have taken a slight detour in the interim…

Mostly, sorry for being absent—moving house-life-continents can be rather demanding 😦
and, for similar reasons, for this month’s brief contribution. It’s not really a moan at all—more a hi to all of you/Alex’s brave stalwarts out there —including his new lady co-hosts !! wow !! Livia and Tasha. Thanks to you all for still keeping us with the pen on the page; the book launch in sharp focus, the literary nose to the grindstone…

New Meaning to the Word ‘Wireless’
To be honest, the last month has been an exercise in experiencing and cherishing the wonder of electronic connection. Most of us don’t give it a second thought, unless there is a solar X-flare surge in our local electricitiy supply or a city power outage: usually, grateful for our cozy office or window view and a computer… we stress instead about not communicating with our Muse… or other lovely literary languishing.

But without internet—or wi-fi in some form—the Western World, our current little chats, frivolous interplay and supportive commentary—wouldn’t have a platform; wouldn’t exist on any plane whatsoever.

Basic intercontinental travel is only half the issue: we have all probably experienced the vagueries of wi-fi in big airports: the smaller the airport, the less likelihood of a reliable connection. Been there, done that. Now, several weeks, and a hinterland later, I am graced with sporadic wireless when the Universe—and the current 2000-foot mountain range—allow.

Like General MacArthur: I shall return; but in the meantime, guys, thanks for listening, hang in there, pray for no more solar X-flares, and other delights the Universe might throw at us in the rest of 2012 … and enjoy the season and the runup to Solstice 2012.

Thanks to Alex J Cavanaugh, Walt Disney.
©2012 Marian Youngblood


December 6, 2012 - Posted by | authors, blogging, culture, Muse, popular, writing | , , , , , , ,


  1. There’s my favorite IWSG member! I was worried.
    Scary how we are so dependent on the Internet now.
    Moving is never fun and disrupts our lives on every level. Hopefully you are back to your normal rhythm again soon.

    Comment by Alex J. Cavanaugh (@AlexJCavanaugh) | December 7, 2012 | Reply

    • 🙂
      May I wish you miraculous pre-Christmas bestseller numbers on your masterpieces, Alex; you deserve every accolade!

      Comment by siderealview | December 20, 2012 | Reply

  2. I’d be so very lost with internet–as much as I hate to admit it. Moving is no small undertaking, and it’s good to see you’re getting settled.

    This is my 2nd month in IWSG and I’m making my way through the list! Very nice to meet you, and hope 2013 sees many of your goals reached and dreams realized! 🙂

    Comment by E.J. Wesley | January 2, 2013 | Reply

  3. Moving is tough and put a lot of stress on a person. Welcome back.

    Comment by Ciara Knight | January 2, 2013 | Reply

  4. not sure what i would do internet-less…but it’s always nice to take a break…but when we do it, not when circumstances say so! 😀 newest follower hi!!

    Comment by tammy theriault | February 8, 2013 | Reply

    • thanks, Tammy – hi back & thanks for empathy and follow!

      Comment by siderealview | February 8, 2013 | Reply

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