On I went, out of the wood, passing the man leading without knowing I was going to do so. Flip-flap, flip-flap, jog-trot, jog-trot, curnchslap-crunchslap, across the middle of a broad field again, rhythmically running in my greyhound effortless fashion, knowing I had won the race though it wasn't half over, won it if I wanted it, could go on for ten or fifteen or twenty miles if I had to and drop dead at the finish of it, which would be the same, in the end, as living an honest life like the governor wanted me to. -Alan Sillitoe, "Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"

Friday, May 13, 2011

I don't get it.

Blogger had a big problem this morning and lost both yesterday's post and also the one scheduled to post this morning. Hopefully they're not lost-lost, but they're certainly lost beyond my ability to reconstruct or even deal with right now. Blah.

Moral of the story: when you use a free service, you get what you pay for. Fingers crossed it will be working again soon.

Update: gack, they lost several of the comments on my last post, too. No, I am not censoring comments. I'm powerless to do anything about this. Let's hope they restore them.


  1. I noticed when I was trying to comment on some blogger blogs yesterday that the post was "not found." Now I know why!

  2. Of all the problems of the world... okay, sure, this one doesn't really rate on that list, at all. But, it's annoying.