Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Seve Ballesteros, one of my favorite golfers, announced his retirement Monday on the eve of the beginning of the British Open this week. Here's a quote from the Associated Press article.
Ballesteros officially retired from golf on Monday, ending a charismatic run filled with spectacular shots that carried him to a record 50 victories on the European Tour, five major championships and a Ryder Cup career that helped Europe shed its underdog image.

Ballesteros didn't just win majors. He won them with shots that won't be forgotten, perhaps the most famous a recovery from the parking lot along the 16th hole at Lytham in 1979. He also won in 1984 at St. Andrews, beating Tom Watson, and he captured his final major in 1988 at Lytham by holding off Nick Price.
I remember watching this guy on television. And, he would come up with these crazy shots, and actually pull them off. It's sad to see him go. But, when asked why he was retiring, he simply said this...

"I don't have the desire," Ballesteros said.
That quote has been circling in my mind since yesterday when I heard it. And, that basically sums up my attitude toward blogging right now - I just don't have the desire. It's not that I hate it, and I certainly don't want to quit. But, right now, so to speak, "I'm just not feeling the blogging bug."

So, my blog break will continue. I just wanted to update everybody on what was going on. Thanks for all your e-mails checking up on me. I want to make it clear that there was no "event" or no person (other than me) that suddenly halted my blogging.

I am enjoying my summer and hope to be writing new posts soon. Don't worry, I'll be blog hopping and leaving comments every once in a while. Take care and talk to you soon....


Chrysalis Angel said...

Keep enjoying your summer Dr. blogeamy, it sure is going fast. Your missed. :)

Snoskred said...

I'm sorry to hear this, Dr A. I knew you were taking a break but I never expected it would be this long..

Why not post some photos if you're taking some, or link to some of the posts you read and like, maybe once a week or so? See if that gives you some of the desire back? ;)

Hoping to see you back and blogging sooner than later!

Snoskred - has a new home at -

gay CME guy said...

Hey Dr. A:

Take the time you need/want. Enjoy what's left of summer. While I miss your posts, I fully respect your desire to take a break. I along with many others will patiently await your return.

BTW, those in healthcare (and for that matter those who aren't) who haven't yet seen SICKO--GET THEE TO A THEATER...NOW!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

glad to see you back doc!

smiles, bee

Cory said...

I understand the lack of desire. It hits me sometimes too. Enjoy your break!

Pieces of Mind said...

Everyone needs a break from time to time to recharge their creative batteries.

Your readers will be waiting for you when you get back. ;)

A Mom Who Thinks Too Much said...

And, that basically sums up my attitude toward blogging right now - I just don't have the desire.

I'm jealous.

coaster1robert said...

Have a good summer,DR A

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Dr. Deb said...

I can understand your need to find passion elsewhere.

kïrstin said...

i so understand this. i havent been around hardly either, and i feel so behind agian/still on reading all my favorite reads. sometimes life just gets full of stuff, and you have to deal with all that stuff. i have a kittie with a UTI, looking for an old aquaintance, and trying to get a move to oregon/washington this spring all in order. and the beau has a schedule that isnt allowing my mt prime blogging/reading time.


later. ill get caught up later.