“Our lives unfold like stories, and I’m on to the next chapter. One page at a time…’’
That was the ending of the farewell column I penned for the Orlando Sentinel in June 2005 after 20 years as book critic. The systemic lupus I had battled since 1987 had finally gotten the best of me, forcing me out on disability.
But I also have discovered over time that “On a Clear Day I Can Read Forever,’’ or almost. Not as fast (I was a speed demon); not as long (I have to nap several times a day); not as much (I can’t do the book-a-day thing). But I have been reading.
And I miss writing and talking about books. This blog is my attempt to get back in the habit of writing, and not just “in my head.’’