I know I haven’t updated this blog for three months, no doubt disappointing my tens of thousands of regular readers*.
The main reason for this long gap is that I was pushed a bit off balance by the death of my 91-year old father, Bill Grigg, in October.
Though it had been clear for some months that his health was declining rapidly, and he had gone voluntarily into a nursing home in June, it was still a blow when the end eventually came. It was particularly hard, of course, on my mother. They had been married for 60 years.
I don’t want to publish very much about my father here – I’m not much in favor of publishing very personal material to the wide world of the Internet (so call me a dinosaur in this era of twittering every random thought).
I did put together a photo tribute to my father on DVD, which was played at the funeral service, and I also spoke about how, by his example, he contributed greatly to my love of reading, and particularly reading science fiction and fantasy (he was a great fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs).
Speaking of which, I’ll try to catch up in a separate blog, however, briefly, on the reading I’ve done over the last few months.
* Well, disappointing my daughter and my mother, anyway, and possibly two or three others. My wife, I think, doesn’t see much point in reading my blog since she hears most of this stuff from me directly.