Balls of yarn have a beginning and an end. Some knitters knit from the 'end' that's inside, thus making that end, the beginning. Other knitters start from the outside, making that the beginning.
So what makes the beginning and the end of a ball of yarn, is where the knitter starts, not what society might dictate.
So is this blog and end, or a beginning?
No idea yet.
In mid November I was informed:
As part of a regular and ongoing renewal of our editorial pages, we have decided to discontinue Running With Scissors. I want to thank you for the very many excellent pieces you have written for us over the years.
Should you wish to continue writing for us from time to time, we would still consider your submissions on a one-off basis, or as a member of our all-volunteer community editorial board.
Michael Den Tandt
The Sun Times
After 5 years, an email, to say 'thanks' but we're done here.
I've spent the last month and a half trying to figure out where to take my "voice" and go from here.
Blogging "Running With Scissors" seemed to defeat the purpose in that I felt I should be paid for my writing, as an artist.
But I've also realized I've got pent-up issues that I want to discuss and there is no outlet.
So today I promised myself I'd do a weekly blog. I've got a daily blog for the United Way, which I can't seem to get to daily, so I'm not falling into that trap again.
So does this represent the end of Running With Scissors, or the beginning of a new Running With Scissors?
Who knows. But as a wise knitter, I know better than to think the sweater is finished with only one ball of yarn started.