I’m Taking A Stay-batical!

sabbatical - a time to pursue something you love

As 2012 creeps towards its end, and the weather here in Chicago means more time indoors, I’ve decided I need a break.  I need a vacation (to a warm place, please), but that will have to wait for the Christmas holiday.  A sabbatical is just the answer, but I can’t travel far from home to be in a “retreat” type setting.  So I’ve coined the term “stay-batical” and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing over the Thanksgiving weekend (besides putting together a great Thanksgiving day meal).

Starting tomorrow, I’ll let be putting my client work aside and start to pick up those projects which have been sitting on my list for weeks now.  This “me time” will be one where I get to explore those websites and blogs I’ve been meaning to look at.  I’ll be dedicating myself to idea generation, to inspiration, and setting some goals for 2013.

I’ve been blessed with more work than I can handle some days, and I have much to be thankful for actually.  I couldn’t have come this far without family, supportive friends and colleagues, and without taking periodic breaks to recharge my “idea batteries.”

So if you notice a slow response to emails or see that I’ve taken a low profile on Facebook, just know that I’m up to something. I’m planning and preparing for an even better year in 2013 for myself and for the genealogy community.

Have a great Thanksgiving and remember to treat yourself to a little “me time” this coming weekend.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

A Day To Remember Veterans 2012

in flanders field

Today, November 11th, is when many pause to remember the service that men and women in the armed forces have provided in the service of their country.  Here in the United States the day is marked as Veterans Day and serves to thank those who served.  In other countries such as Canada, the UK, and others the day is known as Remembrance Day in honor of those who fought and died in service to their countries.

Take a moment today not only to reflect about your ancestors and living relatives who gave their service in the armed forces, but consider posting their stories at your genealogy blog.

The latest posts from GeneaBloggers member blogs related to Remembrance Day and Veterans Day are listed below.


Photo: In Flanders Fields by Workaholic Mimir on flickr.  Used under Creative Commons 3.0 license.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

GeneaBloggers on Vacation September 16-23, 2012

Wholly Genes 8th Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise

GeneaBloggers will be cruising the Inner Passage of Alaska on the Wholly Genes Conference and Cruise the week of September 16-23, 2012.

Blog posts for the Daily Blogging Beat and other features have been scheduled to post during the week on a normal schedule. There will be no New Genealogy Blogs post on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The New Genealogy Blogs series will return on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Finally, responses to emails and tagging of posts might be delayed due to a lack of Internet connection during the cruise.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee