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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Not Dead Yet

Banshee Sports has been pretty quiet this spring.  Not because there was nothing to talk about.  There have been a lot of exciting things going on in the world of sports since I drifted out of the public eye.  Baseball season started.  American Pharoah won the first two legs of the Triple Crown.  The NBA and NHL playoffs progressed through several rounds.  Mayweather fought Pacquiao in the Fight of the Century.  And there was nary a word about any of it from the Banshee.  Don't worry, though.  I'm not dead, yet.

I usually leave personal stuff off this site.  I have been committed to the idea that Banshee Sports is a sports blog, not a running commentary on my life.

However, in the spring of of 2013, my cousin Jessica Smartt and I attended Bloggy Bootcamp in Charlotte, NC.  At that conference, the SITS girls taught us that people don't spend time at a website because it has the most interesting ideas in the world.  They spend time at a website because they like spending time with the author.  That means the author has to allow the audience to know them.

So, at the urging of my cousin, I'm returning to blogging with a little life update to explain my absence.

First of all, rest assured that nothing bad has happened to me.  I'm alive and healthy.

Wild Banshee at work
But, I am a prosecutor for a living.  That means that the quality of my life is greatly influenced by the the violent deeds of other people and a calendar I cannot control.  It also means that I work in a profession where the winds of political change can stir up a lot of commotion even amongst lower-level folks like me.  All of those factors came together this spring.  I did some good work, I failed at a few things, and I treaded some water.

It's not that work made me lose interest in sports, but it did make me lose interest in staying awake long enough after work to write about them.  The time I did spend on online projects, I dedicated mostly to getting a second website, History is for Girls, off the ground.

I have now passed through the court calendar gauntlet.  For better or worse, the local political wrangling has ended with me staying in the same place I started.  And H4G is getting some momentum.  So, it's time for me to get back in action here at Banshee Sports.  I plan to maintain my monthly Cooking with Banshee posts.  The seasonal Temper Temper columns will continue.  I also have some long-term projects in the works.  Thoughtful pieces about topics that require some actual thought.

Thank you all for your patience.  And I hope we will have some fun together for the rest of 2015.  After all, sports are great!


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