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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Long-Delayed Update

Thank you to everyone who has stumbled across my writing over the years, either through this blog or my book or my posts at ePluribus Media or Daily Kos. I have received many, many emails over the past two months -- the longest I've gone without blogging since I began focusing on combat PTSD issues in 2005 -- asking where I've been.

I'm still here (though I'm sorry that I haven't been able to reply to all of your emails personally, and even more painful is the fact that I haven't been able to assist those of you who've contacted me with your important projects and events).

In educational interest, article(s) quoted from extensively.

That so many of PTSD Combat's subscribers are veteran caregivers, advocates, PTSD researchers, etc., please know that I have the highest respect and regard for the work that you do for our service members. I realize how important it is for you to stay on top of the latest news in the field, and so I am very sorry that I haven't been able to provide that for you since mid-September.

PTSD Combat is a personal journal, a one woman operation.

It's not a group of people doing the work of delivering this important information. It's just me. And, unfortunately for those who've come to look forward to your daily posts from me, I am currently in hunker-down-and-focus-on-my-studies mode.

Since Moving a Nation to Care's publication last year (which may soon embark upon a second small print run my publisher tells me), I'm attending NIU as a full time student and focusing solely on one thing at a time for a change. In four more weeks, I'll be six classes away from zipping up my BA in Journalism.

Ah, the joy when that day arrives at long last.

Maintaining my 4.0 is now the goal. I'm also trying to do things with a bit more balance, mixing in a little time for long-neglected family and friends, and exercise, too.

While all of this has a negative effect on my output here at PTSD Combat, my studies will continue to focus on veterans issues research and writing. Trying to branch out to other topics, I've attempted a time or two to move into other areas as far as my writing goes...but you guys just won't let me.

And I'm thankful for that.

My plan is to continue to work with all of you on the issue that has brought us together today: understanding what war means and what war costs to society and individual alike, and doing what we can to help each other through those experiences.

I am honored to do this work with you.

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