In the 1990s, when I was doing a lot of workshops, I had a quarterly newsletter called Traveling Light. I enjoyed writing it and it did well for two years. Then I didn’t have anything else new to say on the subject, and ended the newsletter.
In the same way, I’ve said everything I had to about scaling down and organizing for now, so there won’t be any more Monday Morning Challenges on a regular basis. I’ll still post a blog when I have something interesting to say, but it won’t be the way it was.
There have been a couple of developments. We’re working on remembranceoftravelpast.com. It isn’t searchable by Google yet, but we've already had several orders. Also there's a new idea that I’m excited about: A large picture blend using a map of your childhood neighborhood with a picture of you as a child in it, and perhaps photos of your home, family, local landmarks etc. I’ve gotten a vintage map of Jackson Heights, and will be making one for myself that I’ll post. It is another kind of travel, in years as well as geography.
Thanks to everyone who contributed ideas for thankyoufornot.com. We’ll be illustrating and posting them, and sending the originators a magnet or poster showing their idea. Excitingly, my agent suggested that it would make an interesting book. So we have been thinking up more clever and creative thank-yous, e.g. “Thank you for not doing your Gregor Samsa imitation,” and “Thank you for not texting during my wedding,” with appropriate images. We probably have about 100, and have sent a selection to her.
So life goes on in a good way. And I’ll send this before the neighborhood goes dark.