"Delay is natural to a writer. He is like a surfer—he bides his time. Waits for the perfect wave on which to ride in. He waits for the surge (of emotion? of strength? of courage?) that will carry him along." (E.B. White, The Paris Review Interviews, 1969)
FYI foodies (and the food-blogging floggers), a couple of repatriated Duke City Bloggers have made a New Year's resolution to eat at EVERY restaurant on Route 66 in Albuquerque. To this end, the two posters (Eckelberg and Grumblecake) have tied in Google's mapping function to their individual reviews on their Travel Flog. Pure genius.