Today is a new day. I'm waking up from a jilted slumber made short by a strange fascination with political results. I voted yesterday, and President Obama was re-elected. By the time his soaring rhetoric lit up his base of volunteers and supporters in Chicago, it was 1:30am local time and well past my bedtime. Still, I sat on the couch and tried to motivate myself to bed. I could not.
Somehow, the year has passed like a blur, and now it is November. I had a goal to write 100 blog posts in 2012, and with a little cheating of automated internet services posting a whole batch of Flickr photo albums from my recent Hawaii trip, I am currently at 35. I figured it was worth a shot to try again for the 100-post goal by Dec 31; after all, 55 days stand between me and that achievement. A post a day for a month and then a few more for good measure - I have done it before, and I suppose a jump-start on my writing could get me there.
Nothing left to do but grab another espresso and start.