I try to keep my personal life from Showbits, but sometimes it's my personal life that keeps me from Showbits. Such is the case with the lack of new content recently, as other commitments have gotten in the way:
- Two weekends ago, I performed in a community theater production of Guys and Dolls;
- One weekend ago, I published a quarterly issue of the last remaining Apple II publication still in print; and
- This weekend, I am riding in the Cape Cod Getaway, a two-day, 150-mile bicycle event to raise money for and awareness of multiple sclerosis.
Each of these landmarks required many nights of rehearsing, editing, and training — time that would otherwise be given to Showbits. I regret that it's left me unable to offer commentary on the passing of such luminaries as Ed McMahon, Farah Fawcett, and Michael Jackson. I hope to eventually do so, and to review films such as Fanboys and Up.
In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying your own holidays. If you haven't already, check out the seven films that made up Showbits' summer shorts special. It'll give us something to discuss when I return!