Seems it happens to every blogger sooner or later — the hiatus. I’m taking some official time off from the blog. What I’ll miss is all of you — this blog provided me with an in-between space to practice my nonfiction voice — and in the months after Patrick died, it was good to have a semi-public space to do some writing. But now I’m working hard on the new book, and need to concentrate on it for a bit. I’ll always be grateful for the kind comments and all the support you’ve given me these past few months. I’ll be back eventually, but for a bit, I need some time off. I’ll try to check in after my fabulous late-September/early October trip to Paris and Provence ….