I've been having a hard time trying to decide what to do with this blog.
I know that many of my readers like to visit here for a bit of a brain break - something thought provoking or funny but light enough that still goes down easy.
Since my brother passed away, I've not really been feeling that humorous and when I am I feel a bit guilty about it.
In addition, when you blog about personal things it compromises your anonymity and what little privacy I though I might have had has pretty much dissolved.
It's not that I mind so much - it's kind of cool to have your friends and neighbors reading what you write but it's more pressure in a way, and restraining too, since what you say can so easily come back to haunt you.
I have had a lot of thoughts about heavy topics such as life, death, religion, shiva and many lighter ones too. I don't want this to turn into a mourning blog - although those certainly have their place, and I've gained a lot from reading them that's not what "Ask Shifra" is about. My brother was a very lively person full of energy and funny as hell and although I never want to speak for the dead I don't think he'd like that much at all.
So I'm going to try to get back to doing what I do...
I hope I still have it in me.
I hope my readers come back.
I hope they like what they find.
I hope they click on my web ads. (kidding, kidding)
I've missed you.