I write this, that blogging is hard, not because it's necessarily so hard to type one word after another, but it's hard to do it over a long period of time, like when you don't really feel like writing, or looking for something to write about, or thinking about something to write about, or even writing when you do have something to write about. I write this because a local blog has ceased publication today. MetroSpokane, as the site notes, "has left the building." It's a bummer, but having plugged away at this rather nondescript blog of my own since February of 2005, I can see why they are hanging it up. Everyone blogger does sooner or later. That's just the way it goes: birth, school, blog, work, death and back around if you procreate.