Since mid-June I’ve been dealing with some personal issues, primarily medical, and they have put me far behind on many things like finishing up my reading list, writing book reviews, posting to blogs, and working on my manuscripts.  My apologies to those I’ve promised book reviews. I assure you they will be posted, albeit later than expected.

With the many annoying, unexpected life interruptions lately (all of which will be overcome) I find it easy to empathize with this Dilbert character.

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  1. Sorry to hear of your problems, Jack, but pleased to know they’ll soon be overcome. Just concentrate on getting back to normal…and take care of yourself.

      • I’m looking forward to reading your posts again, but that will be when you’re ready to write them, of course. I wasn’t on WP myself all last week as we had eight days up at Hadrian’s Wall. I haven’t a hope of catching up with posts I missed, so I’m just picking things up from here. I’m also well behind with reviews – I think I have five to do at the moment. Summer isn’t the best time for me to buckle down to things because we go away a lot. We’ve been out all day today at Warwick Castle, and as it’s 9 o’ clock now, I can’t get my brain into gear! Lovely to talk to you again, Jack. Be well.

      • Hadrian’s Wall, a place I’ve always been fascinated with. I’ve often thought my series should have taken place in and around there. I’m hopeful you will be posting pictures of both Hadrian’s Wall and Warwick Castle for us to enjoy. Always wonderful to hear from you, milliethom.

      • Thank you, Jack. I have lots of material for posts at the moment. It’s finding the time to do them that’s the problem. I’ve had a love affair with Hadrian’s Wall for many years. In the 90s, I had a week up there on seven consecutive years with Year 7 students, as part of their Roman Empire studies. I really wanted to move up there at that time. I love the whole area – and it’s great for Celtic studies, too. The Brigantes were a great tribe.
        You could always do a book or two set up there when you’ve finished your present Celtic books.
        Warwick was excellent today, too – except for the hundreds of people milling about and ruining my photos! 😀

      • An inspiring idea, milliethom. Thank you. It would be an additional line of Celtic inquiry studying the Brigantes specifically. Sorry those silly, milling tourists put a damper on your Warwick pics. What where they thinking? 😉 haha.

  2. Thanks so much for posting that cartoon strip, Jack. I’ve been having a hard time myself with my writing lately, as there’s a lot of stuff going on for me at the moment. You’re health must come first, the rest can follow when the time is right. I’m going to take my own advice now, lol.

    • Thank you, Jean. Really appreciate your posts and hope you get that needed rest. Doesn’t look like I’ll be back to full steam until next month at the earliest. Oh, well. Some things we have no control over and just have to have patience and hope for the best. Really enjoyed your latest post about the graveyards and the young doctor. Such a sad time.

      • Keeping positive wins us at least half the battle, I think. Laughter helps too, so on that note, here’s a nice medical joke to bring a smile to your face:
        ‘A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley
        motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop.
        The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike. The mechanic shouted across the garage, “Hey, Doc, can I ask you a question?”
        The surgeon a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic working on the motorcycle. The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take valves out, fix ’em, put ’em back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?”
        The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, whispering to the mechanic, “Try doing it with the engine running.” 🙂

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