Contrary to circulating rumors, I have not quit blogging. I am not disappearing. Rather, last week saw the beginning of Certain Matters which took me unexpectedly out of town and away from the Intertubes.
I think I’m back now, though I hesitate to declare it in black and white lest I jinx myself.
If you’re a recent visitor to this site, please know I’m not usually usually this much of a blogging flake except when required for entertainment purposes.
A few quick announcements before they become passe:
1. The first edition of the Writer Unboxed Newsletter went live last week. If you want to get a sense of its scope without committing to an outright (and free) subscription, please check out the embedded link. We don’t anticipate putting any further editions online because…well, they are intended to be newsletters and not posts.
2. Congratulations to always-friend, sometimes-Tartitude commenter, Deborah Gray. She wrote a conversational how-to manual called How to Import Wine: an Insider’s Guide. It took first place for Gourmand Magazine‘s American professional wine book and yesterday, in Paris (!), won second place in their international wine-book category.
Though Deborah did not see fit to send me a complimentary airplane ticket so I could attend and cheer her from the sidelines, she’s generally one of the kindest people I know. I’m thrilled for her.
3. I might have made a mistake when I set my my domain name (http://janohara.ca) to forward to this blog. If you’ve recently signed up to receive Tartitude updates via email, please let me know if you’re having any delivery difficulties.
4. Lastly, in my interviewer role for the WU newsletter, I’ve lined up some fabulous guests. However, if you’d like to recommend a particular interviewee or have suggestions for a specific topic, I’m always interested in your input. Leave a comment below or, if you’d prefer privacy, please reach me through my contact page.
So…what have the past two weeks brought you all? Are you smarter, trimmer, more productive? Have you read an amazing book? Discovered a cilantro fetish?