Then stop.

Filed under: — goddessparkle @ 9:14 pm

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said gravely, ” and go till you come to the end; then stop.”

From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

Friends, this is the end: I’m retiring Distances Between Ports. Fortunately, it’s also the beginning: I’m launching The Science Essayist.

Eventually the archives of this site will probably move somewhere else, but for now they remain, and I thank you with all my heart, readers-mine, for being my companions here these past five years— you know who you are. I really hope you’ll follow me where I go next.

9 Responses to “Then stop.”

  1. Germana Says:

    Congrats on your new blog. The Essay is a poetry… where art, science and heart are strongly connected. I’ll follow you through even if Distances Between Ports will be missed. Thanks for sharing all this.

  2. Vijay Says:

    The last month or so has passed by in a bit of a blur for me, no pun intended although it is probably due to my eye operation. I have not had any inkling that “Distances Between Ports” is being retired and I must say that I am saddened by the thought.
    I thank you for all the wonderful writings that I have read and reread many times. Also for the many photgraphs with their associated links that will remain in my memory for a long long time. Like the picture of Jordan against a very deep black background,which reminds me of your wedding and Boston; the street scene form Barcelona that reminds me of a Paul Klee painting, and the picture of two Ms sitting of a bar stool facing ech other, in front of the red upholstered sofabed, which makes me ask myself, “Will the real M stand up please.”
    I am now capable of a second round of joy from the pictures for the colours are more rich and real when looked at with my new lens.
    Needless to say, I will also follow you in your new life as the science essayist.

  3. goddessparkle Says:

    I knew you would be sad, and I wavered for a long time, but that’s part of it, actually — I realized that I wasn’t writing for myself here anymore.

    I may come back to this someday, but for now, I’m done. Enjoy the photos with your new eyes, and don’t forget I’m still posting on my Flickr account (albeit without my DSLR!).

  4. Vijay Says:

    Ah…the lost DSLR. When you come we can talk about it.

  5. Rani, Asher & Sophia Says:

    Help, How do I store all the stuff you’ve written about the kids? Hoping they’ll learn to read it one day (Asher REMAINS illiterate till today, sigh!!)

  6. Dana Says:

    It is - I find anyway - richer to write for yourself as well as others, and although we will miss DBP, best wishes for your new work. (Since I haven’t updated mine in recent weeks - I should talk.)

  7. Yueh Chin Says:

    I’ll follow the Science Essayist for sure!

  8. Jenn Says:

    I should have known your last post was foreshadowing. Good job, my dear. I look forward to your new words and pictures.

  9. Sarah Marie Says:

    Sad and excited for you!

    Looking forward to what’s to come.

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