Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Unofficial Soft Launch

My plan was to launch 21 Essays on October 8, 2011.  My last blogs two blogs, June and Art and Preserving a Family Collection, concluded on September 1 and I’ve been enjoying some well-deserved time off.  Up until October 8, I hoped to maintain a leisurely schedule of sleeping late, generally loafing around the house, eating ice cream, and lazily rewatching old favorite Godzilla movies.

However, a plea from Kevin Lee at Fandor has upset my schedule.  Seeing that the expressed purpose of 21 Essays is to serve as a platform for participation in blogathons AND that Fandor’s very worthy blogathon subject is the great Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin, I guess I have no choice but to (soft) launch this blog three weeks ahead of schedule.

From September 21 until the close of the Fandor blogathon on September 23, my focus will be Guy Maddin’s six-minute tour-de-force The Heart of the World.  There won’t be 21 essays this time—not even close—but I think I can manage three solid essays before the blogathon closes on Friday night.  Then it’s back to relaxing with Godzilla and friends until the real launch of 21 Essays on October 11 (mark your calendars).

© 2011 Lee Price

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