Update Friday afternoon on a warm June 21, 2012
After deciding to re-enter ther active phase of my writing I began scanning some of the columns I had written a few days before realizong I Am not one who likes to write to a lot of rules.
That is probably one of the main attractions of WOTL.
My original commitment to become one of the participants on a writing contest apparently required my attention to day to day occurances relating to the contest.
I had written my chapter and prepared it to be published on my originall assigned date.
Prior to that date I began receiving comments wondering why I had failed to publish my chapter.
Eventually I discovered that the assignments had been changed .
My anger at being castigated for failing to publish on my new assigned date cant be described since no one was aware of other non-WOTL issues I was dealing with at the time/
Although extreme my decision was just to totally disconnect with WOTL and deal with other real life issues.
Eventually I reconnected with a lady I had casually known in high school who now was a widowed grandmother.
As our relationship grew she signed onto WOTL as Tar Baby knowing it would encourage me to return to writing,
I eventually took over the Tar Baby site.
Fast forward to the present where I Am in a more positive mood and again seem full of things to write about especially the oncoming Presidential election.
In scanning some of the columns just before i dropped out I noticed one title that seemed unfamiliar so I clicked on "Survival".
There it was; the lost chapter I dont even recall writing (maybe it was ghost written).
I decided not to change it's date.
Here below is my original column associated with the original problem and the brief responses I made to the comments that were left hanging for all the time between then and now.
The presence of my chapter and my decision to leave it on line wont please everyone especially those who will feel it did not fit the rest of the contributions.
I Am not posting it to win any contest.
I feel it was written and deserves to be published even if out of sequence.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++From October of Long Ago
In front of me, a little to the left of my computer is posted a list of participants in "The Peanut's Wrinkle"
On the scheduling column number twelve reads "10-24 Albert"
following number eleven "10-7 Marilyn".
Somehow for some reason this hasn't seemed to satisfy some readers and WOTL columnists here who have begun questioning, commenting, and otherwise lambasting me for not having posted my chapter yet despite the date only being 10-18 today.
Since my attempted reply to one such poster seems to have been either lost in cyberspace or deliberately deleted this column hopefully will explain the abscence of my chapter prior to the date I was notified to post it.
I now have serious reservations as to whether or not to post it on 10-24 or any other date since the reality I function in seems out of synch with those I have referred to.
Perhaps I will post it and perhaps not but I might suggest not holding your collectives breaths to find out.
P.S. It finally has seen print on line under the title "Survival"
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