I have not written a single word for #RedHeartBlueSign since post 300 was published 21 days ago. I’ve not even had ideas swirling in my head, which is what normally happens. An idea comes into my head, it germinates and after a few days I can sit at the keyboard and the 700 words that form a RHBS post come out.
Prior to today, not one of those 700 words has been written since my previous post was finished on August 30th. It is not for a lack a topic to write about, here are some of the items I’ve pondered:
- The City of Ottawa Ward Boundary Review
- Trudeau and Speech from the Throne
- Trudeau and the threat of an election (and now the two by-elections he’s called)
- My latest books, my latest music
- And the idea that has been foremost in my mind, being charitable and charitable organizations during COVID
The last idea REALLY deserves to have its own 700 words to it.
In between August 30th and today a few things have been occupying my time. First, there was my 60th Birthday, I got through it by getting away with a handful of friends and made it as much of a non-event as possible. Work responsibilities changed, for the better, with new duties and a focus of our new accountabilities. The office has adjusted how we respond in my employer’s new role.
All this has left me feeling that I am waiting for the next train after just missing the train I was planning to be on. I know the next train is coming, but I don’t know when. Leading up to my previous post I have been very reliable, 4 posts a month. In 2020 32 posts have been published and compared to previous years in 2018 I published 35 posts and last year there were 36 posts, I was on track to meet and exceed that.
The good news is that the train is coming into the station, there will be more of #RedHeartBlueSign this month and through the remainder of the year. The return of Parliament and the Speech from the Throne and talk of an election that will spur will interesting to watch. COVID just won’t go away, the City of Ottawa Public Health Office declared on September 18th that the second wave has arrived. How will our leaders react and how will society HAVE to act?
This fall will be exciting to watch and listen, thanks for bearing through the last 21 days of silence. I am settled in my seat and the train is moving out of the station and this post starts the next journey.
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