With this post I'm closing down my blog for a while. For as long as needed in order to focus on living my offline life with Cedar, Tim, our pets, our house, our housemates, our jobs, our land...you get the idea. So often in the past few months I have found myself fried and frazzled and I do believe one of the main causes of that for me is being on the computer. What it does to my brain, and the way I deal with things: the expectation of instantaneousness and immediate gratification. The frustrations with editing and uploading and the guilt of not being able to respond to comments or to touch base with you, the readers. And the addiction to checking things which can take precedence over what is actually happening in front of me. Cedar is young, the days are complex, and it is too much. I've also closed down my shop for the time being, although I am happy to respond to requests about my work, and I've deactivated my Facebook page. Whew!