I've had quite the absence from the old bog. I would first like to apologize to those I encouraged to follow this blog. I have simply been overwhelmed with more pressing responsibilities and this blog was the first to go. I still follow some pottery related blogs, hoping to keep my toe in the water, but I have found that writing about my career as a potter has been put on the back burner. We as a country are struggling financially, and many of us, individually, are as well. This means that we need to work more, sell more, and care more for our immediate needs. Our families are what is most important. We need to keep things in perspective. I have been working lately like I have never worked before. There is no, or very little, recreation. I work every moment I can, knowing that I need to provide for my family. This is how it has to be right now. Its been said around the campfire, that those who are kicking ass in their profession aren't necessarily writing about it. Why? Well, because they are working their ass off. Well, I'm not sure I'm kicking ass these days, but I do know that I am working my ass off. That's what it takes. I wonder if this is the last blog post. Honestly, with other social media outlets, the blog seems a little unnecessary. Right? It seems like the blogs peaked a year ago, and now are dying. Of course there are a few great blogs to follow, but in general they all show up on facebook anyway. I will still follow my blog roll and those blog rolls on the blogs I follow. However, again, I usually see them on 'networked blogs' on Facebook before I get to the actual blog page. What do you think? I'll leave you with a photo of what motivates me to work like crazy....my children.