I had to take a break from blogging. I’ve had quite a few people mention to me since I’ve started posting here that they “just can’t” visit every day; that the infuriating truth I post is just too much to handle most days and they’d rather be enlightened (read enraged) periodically. Until my kids got swine flu last month, I absolutely could not understand that position. How does someone just pretend that crazy, important shit is going down at our literal expense? i just didn’t get it. But, my kids got sick and I was forced to pull away from the news of the day for the most part and it. felt. good. I could never be and would never want to be a real blogger. It’s just too mentally exhausting. I have to withdraw once in awhile.