Guess What I Forgot!

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For the first time in six years–six years, 312 weeks!–I have not written a Newswithviews column. So you won’t see one tomorrow, unless they fill the hole with a “best of.” Which I hope they do, because I rely on those columns to attract readers to this blog.

Normally I write these and send them in on Monday, to be published on Thursday.

This week I never even thought of it until a few minutes ago.

Blame it on the weather: went from freezing to sweltering just about overnight. Blame it on Social Security, which has suddenly discovered new ways of harassing us about Aunt Joan’s finances. Just as soon as I crawled out of the tar pit at the bank, I fell into yet another one. Blame it on the Bossa Nova.

And I just don’t have the gas today to whip up a column on such short notice.

Well, I hope they don’t kick me off the team for missing this one game. But if they do, it’ll be that much more time and energy available for books and blogging.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

12 responses to “Guess What I Forgot!

  • UnKnowable

    I’d stick with the Bossa Nova as a scape goat. 🙂


  • Linda Sorci

    We all forget things now and then, Lee. And you’ve certainly had more than a few issues to deal with lately, from your aunt’s paperwork to Patty’s poor plant attack to problems with missing comments. Don’t be too hard on yourself. I’m sure NWV will forgive you. We’ll miss your column, but we’ll all look forward to next week’s. 🙂


  • marlene

    I’ve read your articles on newswithviews on a regular basis, although not often…? And I share them on twitter & facebook.


    • leeduigon

      Well, there are over 300 of them sitting in the archive–and thanks for sharing them: I need everybody’s help to get around.


      • marlene

        FYI – I emailed links to myself for the archives of certain writers for NWV – yours, Kelleigh Nelson, Jim Khouri and several others, for future reading. Unfortunately, the future isn’t here yet. So I read them as I get them. I’d print them in preparation for full censorship if printer ink didn’t cost more than a $5 solid gold Kruggerand!


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