Saturday, July 14, 2007

Taking Some Time Off...

I look at my numbers every night and I see that there are still a thousand people reading IN THE DARK every month, even though I've not been keeping up with the blog much this summer.

It's been a very busy summer, what with the McLuhan Award, my step-son's wedding, and all, and now I'm back to teaching in the second summer session at Roosevelt University. I am also working on my second book, a book I've been working on since about 1999, tentatively called "The Metaphysics of Media." I hope to finish it this year, perhaps before Christmas. I realized that, in order to do so, I have to cut back on my blogging. Believe it or not, since I began this blog in November of 2004, I have posted the equivalent of a 1,500 page book (don't believe me? Go through the archives and look).

I'll still be posting from time to time, when the spirit of a story really moves me, and I suppose I'll have to blog regularly when I teach my RU course, "The Alternative Media."

But, please, dear reader, don't forget about me; I'll be back from time to time, and it is my full and complete intention to blog regularly once again when this second book is finished and accepted by a publisher (by the way, any publishers out there that would like to read a manuscript written by a writer whose first book won the Marshall McLuhan Award for Outstanding Book in the Field of Media Ecology, please contact me).

To all,
PS: my e-mail address is Drop me a line -- I'd love to hear from you.


Katharine said...

Good luck with your second book, Peter!

iza roberto iza said...

Best wishes

skeggia said...

Congratulations, you have a very interesting blog.I have to spend some time to read and traduce it, i'm italian.
I would like to introduce to you the first book written by one blog collaborator.
In the work she comes analyzed the phenomenon (little known) of the Christian fondamentalismo in its American declination and of its relationships with the political power. Moreover he contains an entire one understood dedicated it to the situated galaxy of the Internet of fondamentaliste organizations: a most interesting travel in a disowned and alarming world, than servants to illuminate an aspect of the society American who too much often stretches itself to wanting to leave in shadow
for more information:

good work.

Anonymous said...

Don't know if you read these comments anymore, but I must ask how far along are you in your second book? Don't worry; I'm not a liberal basher, I'm legitimitely asking.

Dr. Fallon said...

Thank you, Skeggia, and thank you anonymous (is that your real name?).

I am hoping to have a complete draft by about Christmas (Katharine, you'll probably be hearing from me shortly after that!!!).

If all goes well, I could have it ready for a publisher (one firm offer, discussing with others) some time in the spring.

Thanks so much for asking. I look forward to getting back to my blog IN THE DARK in the new year.


NB said...

Never thought I'd see the day when you went more than a month without blogging. And the mystery name of the book has finally been revealed!

Dr. Fallon said...

Thanks, Obama-mama, for stopping by. Check back in a few months for an update on the second book, and perhaps to see my latest posts.