Well, so much for writing from the United States! I just returned to Paraguay today. I’m determined not to let any more time pass before I write again. If I do, this blog would be well on its way to a slow death on the ash heap of blogging history. During my visit to the U.S., where I visited family, I spent little time on the computer, and when I did, I just wasn’t inspired to write anything (I haven’t been inspired for awhile). Perhaps I’ve lost some desire to write, or maybe I’ve developed writer’s block. During the past two weeks, I spent more time with my family and actually read a book for the first time since last June. I picked an easy read — "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets." I read the first book in the Harry Potter series a couple years ago but had not got around to reading the second one. I think I was waiting for J.K. Rowling to publish her final installment, "Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows," so I wouldn’t be in suspense waiting to read the end of the story. I bought the third book, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and am almost finished with that as well. As you may know, I’ve always been a fantasy buff, and I’ve been curious as to why J.K. Rowling is the first billion-dollar author in history (unless you measure the Apostle Paul in terms of tithing). The books are entertaining.
I’ve felt so rushed since we arrived in Paraguay. Although the pace of life is slow here, the job is not and has kept me devilishly busy. Plus, our family has gone through some transitions, including the fact that my wife accepted a full-time job and is now in training in Washington, D.C. for three months. She will be there with my son and her parents until mid-December. That — and my job — have taken so much time that it’s taken until now just to update you on that! We’re all doing fine; just a bit distracted, I supposed.
I’m determined not to let another week or two pass by without updating World Adventurers. I struck upon a great idea for a series of books, but I will hold it in my mind and focus a bit more on the daily update.