Greetings, and happy Labor Day weekend everyone.
How are things in your world? If they are anything like mine, it has been chaotic, but with some moments of grace as well.
After all, nothing is never one thing.
I wanted to let you know about a couple of changes coming to the newsletter.
First, the publishing schedule for the month of September will be a little different. After today, the next scheduled update will be on September 11, the 20th anniversary of 9-11. As you can imagine, that anniversary, and the recent chaotic conclusion of the war that 9/11 begat, has caused me to have a lot of emotions and thoughts. I will try to capture some of that on this coming Saturday.
After that, my next post should come out on September 22. That post will be a little different. While most of you have read lots of these updates and essays, you (outside of a very few of you) haven't had a formal chance to read my fiction. You will get that chance on the 22nd. It is a big step for me to share this part of my writing life with you. I am nervous and excited.
The next 5 Things post will come on Monday, September 27. It is inspired by the fact that Matthew turns 21 on that day. I hope you will read and think about the important birthday milestones in your life.
Looking ahead, I will be taking a short hiatus at the beginning of October. Barbara is celebrating her 50th birthday and I will be focusing on some family time. The newsletter will return on Wednesday, October 13. I am changing the publishing day from Monday to Wednesday because I know Monday can be kind of an overwhelming email day. Hopefully, more people will see it the first time through their inbox.
Okay. So you should be as updated as possible now. :-)
I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend, and I look forward to sharing all of the exciting things ahead with you.
As you go through the rest of your weekend, I hope you will take a little bit of time to give thanks for all the people whose labor made Labor Day possible. Last year, I shared a list of 5 Jobs that were particularly impactful for me. Work is an important part of what makes us. And this weekend is a great time to reflect on that.
As always, thank you all for reading and your support. It helps make crazy weeks bearable, and good weeks even better. I am so grateful.
Be well, y'all.
And keep pounding the rock.
Such a thoughtful plan, Jeff. I love you. ❤️
Thank you, Jeff, for continuing to share your journey with us - the highs and lows, joys and sorrows - always a blessing. I can’t wait to read your fiction. Thank you, Jeff.