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Sep 07 2012

Taking a break

I’m taking a break from the blog. Probably a week or two.

Reasons:

1: I’m behind schedule on my new book, Coming Out Atheist: How to Do It, How to Help Each Other, and Why. I need to get cracking.
2: There’s some health stuff happening with my family. I don’t want to get into it publicly right now, but it’s sapping time and energy.
3: The bastards are grinding me down somewhat, and I want to re-charge my batteries to continue the fight.
4: I promised Jen McCreight I’d pull together the beginnings of a library/ resource guide for Atheism+, and I really want to finish.

I can’t take care of all that, and also write/ moderate the blog. So I’m taking a week or two off. I’ll be back soon.

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  1. 1
    Pteryxx

    Good on ya and best wishes for the break.

    …Miiight want to turn comments off so you don’t have to deal with us during that time. We’ll still be around. ;>

  2. 2
    Quietmarc

    Dammit, those are all good reasons, so I will withhold my outrage. All the best!

  3. 3
    Quietmarc

    (Will you at least do the project runway thing? *fingers crossed*)

  4. 4
    Gr3g

    I second the Runway analysis. Please?

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    Anonymous Atheist

    Best wishes.

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    HavensFire

    Oh no! Hope everything’s alright with your family.

    Don’t let “the bastards” wear you down. ;)

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    Infophile

    A well-deserved break, Greta. I hope it helps.

    By the way, if comment moderation is an issue that’s grinding you down, it might be something some of us fans can help with. I’d be willing to volunteer to help you moderate (using my privilege powers for good), and I’m sure others would as well.

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    Samantha M

    I hope the best for your family and their health issues. Sending good thoughts your way. I third the PR Recaps, though!

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    One Thousand Needles, lumper-splitter

    I’m taking a break from the blog.

    *panic panic panic*

    Probably a week or two.

    *sigh of relief*

  10. 10
    woo_monster

    Have a pleasant break! I look forward to your return with fully-charged batteries powering more passion, more articulate arguments, more poking at privilege and oppression, and just generally more awesomeness.

  11. 11
    Rising Ape

    Take care of yourself and your family. We’ll be here when you get back. Sorry to mIss you at the KC RAM. Be well.

  12. 12
    Alethea Kuiper-Belt

    I was briefly alarmed but relieved that it’s only a week or two!

    Best wishes for the family health problem, I hope all works out well and that you have no insurance hassles.

  13. 13
    sylva

    May your break be restful, taking into account all the projects it seems you have planned. Best of wishes to you and your family.

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    Ani J. Sharmin

    All the best, Greta, with the book and the recharging and the library. I hope that the health stuff is not too bad and that it turns out okay.

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    Steve Caldwell

    Greta — please take care of yourself and recharge your batteries. And thanks for all that you’ve done and will do to promote atheism and freethought.

  16. 16
    Didaktylos

    Get things sorted and come back refreshed. Better to do a few things and do them all properly than try to do many things and end up doing all of them badly.

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    One Way Monkey

    Big hugs. Take good care of yourself. Best wishes to the sick family members too.

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    ck

    Dammit, those are all good reasons, so I will withhold my outrage. All the best!

    I won’t. #3 shouldn’t even be happening. I’ll continue my outrage at that.

    I still can’t believe all this grew out of the Rebecca Watson thing. She didn’t say anything that should’ve been particularly controversial. And yet we’re here.

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    carlie

    Best wishes in dealing with everything.

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    heavymetalyogi

    Take your time. I hope the health issues pass. COME BACK STRONGER! My morning commute will seem a little longer with out your blog to read, but as long as I know you’ll be back I can deal. (before someone points out I shouldn’t be reading and driving, I ride the bus)

  21. 21
    Tsu Dho Nimh

    Go pet a kitty!

  22. 22
    Blobulon

    Late as ever, am I.

    Greta, you and Jen are two of my heroes. I was too late to comment on her goodbye blog entry, so this is for her too.
    Thank you for all of your hard work, for standing tall and speaking loudly and thinking critically. You are pillars of the atheist+skeptic+feminist community. I am so glad to have ‘met’ you, and I am a better person for it.
    Thank you, you wonderful women.

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