A quick glance down will see that I have been far behind in my posting here. VERY far behind. A careful reading between the lines should show you that the reason is work. But I’m going to take the first real signs of Spring in the Bay Area (it actually stopped raining) as an indication that it is time for some personal Spring cleaning. That means that I am not going to let my job rule my life anymore. At least not completely. However, I have left this decision late. Technically speaking, Friday is the launch of the next Paper Chef. But I’m not ready – at all. So…we are going to do it next Friday. Friday the 14th.

Other items of and for renewal – I’m going to take the trouble to refocus the blog back on its original purpose – the food I’ve cooked recorded so I don’t forget about it – and some other interesting writing I’ve done for the same reason. Although I have a new project in that area that I’ll stick up here in a later post.

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Looking back, this blog has been going for almost four years – although it has only been actively posted to for three years. In that time I have made 382 posts. That’s about a post every three days which is a pace I am very comfortable with. But lately I’ve been doing a post every two weeks or so – not good enough. I am going to go back and look at some of the old posts and see what worked and what didn’t and try to do more of what worked and less of what didn’t – a radical step but I’m a radical person.

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  1. And because one holiday at a time just isn’t enough, it’s also Passover. Beginning Wednesday night, but going all week on the flour/yeast ban for anyone who’s religious. No idea how many bloggers are, but might be something to bear in mind.

    And Owen, know that everyone hears you loud and clear on the work/life balance thing. I’ve been finding lately that keeping work from taking over my life is more difficult than many of the things I’ve accomplished so far in my life, which is something I’d never expected. Four years is a long time, so congrats, and don’t be too hard on yourself. Although I’d definitely love to read more posts over here.

  2. Passover too! Time for a rest I think. We will take a month’s break and restart on May the 5th – truly a month of renewal if there ever was one. And this time no holidays wills tand in our way!

  3. I was just going to say (before reading the comments), Owen, take a month off from Paper Chef. You deserve the rest. (Hell, some of us are far enough behind that we’re still recovering from the January edition!)

  4. I still didn’t recover from the february edition… I took a good 2 months rest! So one month rest is not that bad 😉

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