It’s been a while. I’ve been busy climbing out of that mile-deep hole I fell into when I found my father’s incest stories on a website and kind of lost my mind.
I’ve moved yet again, out of Boston, to the town of Easthampton, in western Massachusetts. It’s in the Pioneer Valley with a bunch of other cool towns, and five colleges like Amherst, Smith, and Hampshire. A pretty progressive area with a lot of lesbians, a few gay dudes, and many transgender folks as well. I finally have my own place, a huge loft in a converted factory.
I work from home for the world’s largest online retailer, on a project that I can’t even talk about. That makes it sound much more interesting than the reality. Best part of the job is the company of my chihuahua.
I joined a writer’s group through Amherst Writers and Artists and have been working on a new project that I’m kind of excited about. I’ll keep you updated here. I’m sober, going to meetings, and trying to make friends here, which is not a simple process in New England. Wish me luck with that.
I’m horrified by what’s happening with our country, terrified of what is to come, yet hopeful that we can mobilize resistance. I’m hopeful that on a personal level, the next year will treat me better than the last couple of years have. I’ve got my feet under me now, and I’m wishing you a Happy New Year.
12 Replies to “Putting Down Some Roots”
It is beyond good to hear from you. I wish you wellness and safety for the new year. ❤
Happy to see an update from you, Mike. Keep writing! x
Welcome back! It’s good to see you posting again.
Great to hear you’re still out there. I do still check on here regularly and wonder how you’re doing. Glad to hear life is coming around for you. All the best for 2017 — we’ll survive the coming turmoil somehow.
I never deleted the bookmark to your blog. Happy to hear that you are back on your feet!
It’s so great to hear from you. You seem to be in a good place , literally and figuratively. I wish you all good things and look forward to some regular postings again! I miss your writing!
I was pleasantly surprised to see you posting again and really glad to read you are in a writers group and writing again. Im looking forward to whatever you may share. Your writing is beautiful. I’m not sure what happened to my RSS reader but I had no clue you moved and became a fellow New Englander. I’m down in New Haven. Wishing you and your little girl all the best in 2017.
Wow, great to hear from you again. Always look forward to your new posts. Continued luck on your work and making connections in New England.
Hi Mike. I’m was really glad to read your latest update. Keep up the good work!
Always great to read new posts from you. I am glad you are doing better and wish you a good 2017.