Last week I got a sore throat. I kept waiting for it to turn into a cold, but it didn't. It just stayed a sore throat with occasional other symptoms. It got better for a while, then worse. Finally I saw a doctor yesterday and, yes, I have Strep. And it's every bit as fun as it was last time I had it, as a teenager.
For the most part I have spent the last week not talking, as it just really hurts to do so. I managed to marshall my resources and speak through it Monday at our gig at Kitsap Regional Library. And I will doubtless do so again on Friday in Detroit, but we are also turning over more of the talk to Gene. I first started doing this talk by myself and it is in some sense still "my" talk. We've been meaning to change this, and necessity is the mother of invention.
I am such a talker that going without speaking has been very interesting. For one thing I find I'm blogging more - I guess I need an outlet. But mostly it's revelatory to go through the day saying as little as possible, and occasionally relying on sign language (everyone in our family knows a little bit). I am always one for the clever quip, and I've learned that the world doesn't end when I don't make them. Crazy.
Anyway, I've started on Penicillin, so this whispering nightmare will soon end.
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)
March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)
April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)
June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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