Missing Monkeys

Free-range monkey.
I've been feeling a bit nostalgic for the ol' Happy Homunculus recently.  I'm blown away that almost a year has passed since my last post and I'm starting to feel the itch again to write.

I am also a bit embarrassed that my last post was about barriers to writing and creativity.  Although I am inclined to give myself a pass on this lapse: I did have a son and earn a Ph.D. in the last year (thanks).  But, those excuses are only good for so long.  It's about time to get back on the wagon and start writing.

Moving forward, I am resolving to make the Happy Homunculus a bit more of a cage-free monkey, roaming where the siren song pulls me.

I wish this increase in motivation was from some deep, inner well-spring of mental drive.  Alas, my desire to write again has been inspired by two books I've recently read: "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life" by Walter Isaacson and "Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance" by Atul Gawande.  Both books extol the virtues of writing as a means to refine a thought-process and demonstrate the power of the written word for exchanging lasting, important ideas.  I extend my thanks to both Mr. Isaacson and Dr. Gawande for the much needed dissolution of my writer's block.

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