Good evening, Cauldronites!
This is a bittersweet posting.
A long, long time ago, in what seems like a galaxy far, far away now, I started blogging here at the Cauldron. The original blog idea was to try to jazz life up by doing things I’d always planned to do but never really gotten around to yet. Then, I threw some medieval and King Arthur facts of the day into the mix. Then, it turned into a sort of catch-all discussion about life, the universe, and everything else. Then, I got cancer and the thing became a record of my experiences as a young mother battling the big C. Then, I finally achieved a lifelong ambition of getting into a doctoral program in English… and ever since, this blog has really kind of just been limping along. It feels more or less baked. While I could probably resurrect it, I couldn’t guarantee that I would continue posting regularly, and I would feel guilty if I didn’t post regularly, and so—we’re at an impasse.
Five years is a respectable length of time, and I need to focus my time and energy elsewhere.
It feels like a good time and place to stop.
I’m going to leave the blog up for a bit, so people who want to read or save favorite posts can go ahead and do that, but I plan to take the Cauldron down permanently at the end of June.
Thanks to everyone who has followed, read, and commented on posts to this blog. I have so appreciated your patronage.