Yes, we're back. Hi, hi and hi. If you're one of the 658 frantic emails waiting for my attention, you will hear from me. Promise. For now, I am getting back into the swing of daily life, with a full plate of teaching, writing, and, yes, even blogging to keep me busy.
Primo, our eldest, came down with Lyme Disease late this summer. By the time he was diagnosed, he was pretty sick, leaving us frantic, strung out and exhausted from sleepless nights. The small stuff of daily life—emails, phone calls, and even showers—were put on hold in favor of doctor visits and emergency care situations.
At the same time Segundo, our youngest, started "big boy school," a full-day program of Japanese immersion and cafeteria lunches, which brought out the worst in our once peaceful and happy child.
As of today, both kids are in finally back at school, the house is quiet and all is right with the world.
As for blogging, where do we even begin? If you missed any of the insightful and provocative chat over at the LBC during our Summer Selections, please go visit. Conversations, podcasts and postings covered two of our favorite books of the year: Triangle and Jamestown. We urge you to check out the well-deserved excitement over these titles.
Here in the DC area, we're gearing up for the Fall for the Book Festival at George Mason University. The yearly festival, which kicks off next week, brings some of our favorite authors—Jonathon Lethem, Nathan Englander, Jennifer Egan, Mark Strand, Nikki Giovanni and so many others— right here to our own backyard. Color us excited. Look for full festival posting in the days to come. And more blog postings, guest bloggers, photos, literary chit chat, fall books preview and so forth and so on and on and on...