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Where I Have Been – the critic takes off the pause button

Once again, I have had a blip in my life, and in my reviewing life. This time it is called pneumonia. Again.

I believe it is the end result of exhaustion. My day job, combined with my – for lack of a better way to say it at the moment – not day job of reviewing theater, to which I add the underestimated power of the long-lasting effects of a grief, plus a couple of profound new losses, really knocked me down. The problem has been that I have not been able to simply stop – at least not the day job – and have thus been sapped to the bone. And now, here I am.

Why am I self-diagnosing? I suppose to explain to those who have been waiting for a new review why it has not come. To explain to those I will be contacting today why I have not contacted them about seeing shows which are opening or have already opened. And, of course, because if I write it, I begin to understand this emotional and physical shut-down myself.

So… What?

So, a physician visit this afternoon will hopefully provide answers as to why the initial treatment has not scared my illness away. So, I will sort through the many invites and get my act together regarding what I will be writing about next. So, I will – yet again – pull myself out of this and go on. So, here I am, cleaning the spam out of my comments (because plays have very little to do with Louis Vuitton handbags), and getting ready to write again.

Once more, with feeling… yes?

One response to “Where I Have Been – the critic takes off the pause button

  1. Raylene Salazar May 9, 2013 at 9:34 AM

    Hope you feel better soon! Juggling 3 jobs myself I totally understand!!

    Sent from my iPhone

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