Happy New Year

Dear blog people, If you remember a very successful Australian tennis player from the 1970s, Evonne Goolagong, you might remember that she had "walkabouts" -- times when she just wasn't with it, wasn't concentrating, and played just terribly. (Walkabout historically refers to a rite of passage during which Indigenous male Australians would undergo a journey during adolescence, typically ages 10 to 16, and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months to make the spiritual and traditional transition into manhood.) That is where I have been these past few months -- on walkabouts. I would like to say I have made some major transition on these walkabouts, but mine have been more like Evonne's. However, I am back and dedicated to getting the word out about this beautiful language and promoting this fabulous profession. Stay tuned for a major announcement in the next few days. I hope your new year is off to a great start. Happy punctuating! Margie