For decades now, it’s been a tired trope in hip hop to deny that you are making a comeback. You know, because you never left in the first place. Well, in my case, I am back – because with only one post in the pasts three and a half weeks, I certainly did leave.
It’s simple really. I’ve been enjoying other parts of my life. A new dream job, a short commute, intense workouts, beautiful spring weather. Not to mention hitting the pavement for my City Committee race leading up to Tuesday’s primary. I haven’t even attended the last couple of City Council meetings.
In fact, I have only one Plainfield related post since leaving for Cleveland in late April to watch the beginning of the NBA playoffs. Twelves wins and only two losses later, the Cavaliers are set to participate in the NBA Finals, and if you assumed my favorite team’s success has served as another huge distraction, you’d be right.
On top of that, I have reached my storage capacity for photos on Plainfield View, which I’m in the process of transferring to a different host. For a web design dinosaur like me, this means a lot of time, effort, and constant confusion. In the near future, you can expect the posts to lack cover photos on the main page, and for all photos within articles to be linked in via my photobucket account. It is what it is, for now.
But I’m back, and what a weekend to return.
Despite scattered showers on both Saturday and Sunday temperatures will be in the mid 80s.
On Saturday Rhythm and Blues at the Brook will again take place at Cedarbrook Park from noon until 6pm. This year’s concert will be headlined by WAR (4:30) and the Family Stone (2:15), but please don’t sleep on the RT Funk Band, who are set to take the stage at around 1:15.
Some of us will have a difficult decision to make during part of the show, as the Frontiers will host part of its lecture series, “Malcolm X Revisted” in room 200 of Plainfield High School. The discussion will last from 1-4pm.
Then on Sunday, the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library invite you to view ten wonderful local gardens from 11:30am until 3:00pm. As reported by Bernice Paglia, the tour begins at 1404 Martine Avenue, and tickets are $30.