Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Answering A Couple Of Questions...

Two questions I continue to be asked are whether or not I will resume writing my Business Journal column, and this blog.

The answers are "Yes," and "Yes."

My Business Journal column, "The Last Word," will resume with the December issue. Since the beginning of the campaign, I have invited guest writers to use that space to express their viewpoints on issues that matter. However, I will once again be dispensing my own brand of commentary. And with access to information I didn't have previously, that commentary should be more pointed and direct, but I'll also be in a better position to explain some other issues that appear different on the surface than they are in reality. It will be a win-win situation for our readers.

I will also resume writing this blog as an ongoing, and more timely political commentary than my print column allows — with new entries a couple of times a week.

I've truly missed writing at this level, and look forward to getting started once again. A tip of the hat and a sincere "Thank You" to all who have expressed their desire to read what I have to say once again.

One Week To Go — But Hey, Who's Counting?

I can't believe it's almost Election Day. It's exactly one week away.

There is SO much that's happened and SO much I have to be grateful for, I'm not sure where to start.

I will say this - I'm ready for it to be over. Doing this has been all-consuming - much like when I have launched new publications in the past. You eat, sleep and drink it, 24/7. I get frustrated because at this point in time, there isn't too much to do except wait. The ballots have been out for two weeks; there are no debate opportunities left; no groups I haven't already spoken to; and while I continue doorbelling, I keep running into people who say, "I already voted for you." I know, that's a good problem to have.

I just feel like there's something more I should be doing...

I had originally planned on taking some time off right after the election, but because of deadlines in our business, won't be able to. However, I will be heading south for a little break in early December with my family, and then will take a few days off to go to Phoenix for an automotive press event, and will take a couple of days on either side of that.

I look forward to coming back refreshed, rested and ready to hit the ground running.

See you on Election Night — 7 to 9 p.m. at Amy's On The Bay.