For the ancient Greeks, muses inspired the creators of poetry and myth, whispering deathless prose and immortal truths.
My muse are a roller derby team, the Dock Yard Derby Dames. The brunette scowling is called Mytai SmashYa (aka Might I Smash You). I met them at the Bob Rivers show on K-ZOK radio in Seattle when I was on tour for Chief Culture Officer. I have never been the same.
The Dock Yard Derby Dames are a source of constant inspiration on the present book. They keep up a ferocious pace around the track, sometimes pushing, sometimes clearing the way. And when I completely run out of ideas, they pull up beside me, lift me by the elbows, and fling me into the crowd. This has a way of getting my attention and I return to the track with a firm resolve never to run out of ideas again.
This post is my way of apologizing for my absence here. I just have to keep at it. Because, well you know. The dames.