Thursday, October 14, 2010

Where've You Been?!?!?

When I was a young man, still living with my folks, I went through the same thing my older siblings did. Creeping in at two in the morning, only to be confronted by my mother. In her best and most outraged English accent, she'd gently but firmly demand "Where've You Been?"

Okay, maybe my older brother and especially my older sister got that more than me. But still, it was memorable. Especially when, years later, my buddy (who was bunking with us for a short time) and I got home at 1:30 in the morning and Mum wasn't yet home.

Energized, ready to pounce, we waited by the door. Finally at 1:45 am she comes in. "WHERE'VE YOU BEEN?!!!?" we gleefully demanded in our best British falsetto imitations. All of us laughed over that one for years afterwards.

So -- where've I been? it's been a while. Three years, in fact. But better late than never.

Quite honestly, this blog was not getting any attention. But I want to give it another shot. There is too much going on in this country of ours, much of it crazy, disheartening, amazing (in both good and bad ways) that I have to try again.

I've not given up my political opinionizing -- I've just been doing it in other places. But now that I'm on Facebook and Twitter, I'm going to try a little cross pollination.

So if you're new to this old blog, maybe read the old stuff. Maybe not. But more is coming..

So where've you been?



Anonymous said...

Waiting for you to return.
Iraq, twice...
DC, working...


Barry said...

Very kind of you to say that, shipmate!

Anonymous said...

How odd, I've probably not been on your blog since I shut down my own. But today, I looked at it to see if you were still blogging.
Keep up the good fight, Barry.-Pam