In June 2009 Jenny and I attended our first race at Milwaukee together and we fell in love with the place. Lots of reasons why, and it is not my point to go into them here. A week earlier I had started this blog. The race weekend enhanced the sense of purpose for the blog and propelled me into a period marked by more writing than I had done since my college days.
Three years later I have learned a fair bit about myself and the sport. I didn't really accomplish one of things I hoped to, I am still a fumbling hack when it comes to composing prose in a quick, coherent manner, which always was a roadblock to more regular posting here. Yet I take the satisfaction of seeing certain things I have advocated or suggested in this venue become reality, some for better and some for worse.
But as of late the well is running dry. Dark clouds are on my horizon and they are sapping my patience for "Being an active participant" in the discussion of all things IndyCar. Fortunately, my enthusiasm for the sport remains and I am finding that the best way for me to nurture that now is to simply watch from the stands or couch and enjoy. My TSO updates and Marshall Pruett articles are all I need to stay up to speed on the details.
So as I sat in the stands during quals at Milwaukee last Friday, I realized the time was right to pull the plug on regular contributions to this site. Winding it down in the place where it began.
Perhaps I'll occasionally flip the switch on the "OPEN" sign and ponder something anew. The twitter account @JPIndyCar is staying put and if you see me at the track say hello, I am friendly, just not overly outgoing. Most of all, I thank you for your interest and patience in my ramblings here.
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