Monday, March 03, 2008

In the home stretch

After 310 posts and a solid year of regular blogging, I'm starting to feel like I've said most everything I want to say about Saipan -- especially its peculiar political aspects. My guess is that other than my Variety column, which will be posted Tuesday nights and will increasingly be the "Conversation With" series, as meeting and talking with some interesting people and bringing out their voices are the things I'm enjoying doing now, there won't be much else on this blog, which much like my time on this island, is mostly likely heading toward its complete finale. I'm six weeks from a newborn, about to engage in a book project and I've been making a daily study of comedy and comedians with the goal of putting together an act, as that seems to be the only avenue people can really say what they want to say. These things will be taking up my time. I don't expect this blog to be completely dead, but I won't be devoting nearly as much time to it.

12 comments:

bigsoxfan said...

Can't say as I blame you. Sorta sucks having the same subjects come up time and time again, with no resolution. You have managed to put into a well thought out stream of thought, that which many of us think about, but can't articulate.

I'll buy your book and look forward to some cute baby pictures.

Ass-less chaps, indeed.

Anonymous said...

Lil Hammerhead and Glenn have put every other blog out of business in Saipan on their blunt commentary. Other blogs are too nice...kinda like a quilting bee. Middle Road is off & on but everone else is writing to themselves.

Diving and playing are more fun than blogging anyway.

A1 Deadblogsociety

glend558 said...

Just don't get caught up in stories of baby diapers with diarrhea and how many times you got puked on today...
Kidding, Jeff, enjoyed what you had, and will continue to offer....

kilili said...

I am certain the new baby will keep you busy for some time. Will continue to read your Wednesday pieces.

Thank you.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I get about 4x as much traffic as Glen. The other blogger doesn't open up his stats.

Don't kid yourself.

jeff said...

sorry to see you go.I have enjoyed reading your bloggs.You have a nice sight.

lil_hammerhead said...

Three posts with well over 100 comments in the span of two weeks, the rest hoovering around 50 comments. Don't kid yourself. :}

Jeff said...

Half the comments are you, and probably another quarter are you pretending to be someone else. Congratulations on the grand accomplishment.

bradinthesand said...

my dad is cooler than your dad...

Bruce A. Bateman said...

At least you have a Dad, Brad. Poor monkey picture only has an old Brownie. Makes her cranky.

the un cheesy Bree said...

speaking of blogging, i noticed i'm not on your blog roll anymore!

i'm still blogging and sometimes its worth reading. i created a link for all of you at the top of my page. address is the same, i just changed the name

Ms. D said...

Thanks for the past year of your blog, Jeff.

Life does go in cycles, and there will be life after Saipan for those who move on in search of other opportunities. This happens in every community in our country; the CNMI should be no exception -- for citizen and foreign national worker alike.

(Some of our FNWs should seriously consider Canada and Australia, too!)

Best wishes on the upcoming birth of your child. Babies can be a time sink, but a wonderful one. Check out some of the child rearing books by Dr. Dobson at http://www.family.org .

P.S. Lil, the word is "hovering", not "hoovering" -- unless you're referring to a formerly popular brand of vacuum cleaner!