Is it goodbye or see you soon?

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie village seen from Above...

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Kathy and I are off to Provence, France, leaving our golden Murphy, under a sitter’s tutelage, to guard the house and eat the kitchen cabinets. (It’s a tradeoff, these guard dogs.)

When we get back, I frankly don’t know whether this virtual space will be in mothballs or will have morphed into an exciting new venture. Which is why I ask, in French this time, is it au revoir or a bientot?

As the more observant of you noticed, a month or so ago, True/Slant founder Lewis Dvorkin announced that he’d sold this start-up to Forbes Media.   I wish him the best and thank him and his small hard-working staff for giving me the chance to write regularly for this site over the last nine months.

To me, this space has been something of a sandbox, a place to flex writing muscles, to converse with you, to offer opinions that, I hope, have been informed and have occasionally brought fresh insights into topics as diverse as the Obama presidency, immigration, the media, politics, and life in the Lanson household.

At times, I’ll admit, my audience seemed to consist of me, Murphy and a (small) cadre of loyal friends. But gradually more  of my posts — I’ve written 117 in all — have drawn readers by the hundreds rather than dozens, and some have led to spirited discussions. Whether you’ve dropped by once or twice or stop by this space regularly, thanks for doing so at all. In this age of blogging, it seems as though there are more potential writers than potential readers. Given the sweep of choice you all have, I’m honored you lingered at this backwater crossroads at least for a little while.

Please do look for me from France. As long as I’m offered an address, I’ll keep posting, there and when I return.

About jerrylanson

I teach, write, coach and sing, though you're not required to listen to the latter. I'm a journalism professor at Emerson College in Boston. My third book, "Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves," was published in November by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing. You can read a sample chapter at My passions are politics (generally liberal in outlook), music, mountains, golden retrievers and my grandchildren, though not in that order. Please stop by and mix it up with me. I always answer those who post.
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4 Responses to Is it goodbye or see you soon?

  1. Caitlin Kelly says:

    Bon voyage! Kiss France hello for me.

  2. libtree09 says:

    Sold to Forbes? Christ…at least I hope to hear of some of your adventures with the ever interesting French.

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