I have deemed it appropriate to offer something small by way of explanation for my silence on this platform, especially so soon after joining it. It’s what you’d expect: depression and non-functionality and struggling and such.
The bad news is that I think that it will yet be a few weeks before I’ll be able to come back here.
The good news is, I think it will be well worth the wait.
For one, when this dry spell is over there will be plenty of new material. I already have three essays written to near-completion. I blocked on them about 70% of the way through. But they are there, are already drafted, and it will only be a matter of fixing them up once I’m up to it. I have several more that are just bits and pieces of thoughts and paragraphs, but they are promising seeds for future blogs.
More importantly, I am currently attempting to find a way to restructure my living situation so that in the future I will be able to spend what creative energy I have on this blog and secular activism exclusive to other work. I can’t say much more about this yet, but I have plans, and in a few weeks I hope that you shall be able to expect me to give priority to this space second to my health and family.
In the meantime, you can ask me questions about specific things here, and I will probably be able to respond to most of them. Personal questions are okay.:
I’m very sorry if I have let any of you down. I do feel responsibility to this platform, and I do not take that responsibility lightly.
I also would like to thank those of you who responded to my last post asking for information about how Muslims are perceived. It was highly useful and has informed my approach greatly.
Thank you very much for listening.