Now what?

I left the newspaper. After four years, and I suppose the thirty preceding that, I had reached a stalemate on a number of fronts. Not likely I'll pursue another full time staff position any time soon. There are a couple of freelance shoots in the pipeline, but that's it for now. Never mind. For the time being, it's going to be reading through lunch, naps on the beach, time out of mind. Reminiscing. I was wondering if the pace, the garrulous nonstop current of life in the news cycle would be missed. But I like this monkish anonymity and freedom. I don't miss the pace.