Schlosspark by Andreas LeversHi ladies and gents! It’s been a long time since my last entry. Four-and-a-half months to be somewhat specific. I won’t apologize for my absence because life’s too long and excruciating for that. ūüôā But for those of you still checking in, I will tell you I have finally decided what to do with this amazing space that I’ve¬†created for myself.¬†And I hope you stick around to enjoy the upcoming change.

As some of you know, I started a new full-time onsite gig here in Indianapolis, and that’s essentially what’s been keeping me hella busy these past 6 months. I don’t love¬†my readers any less, and despite the overabundance of spam on the site lately, I have not abandoned ship. So far, this year has been a complete 180¬į turn for me compared¬†to last year. My health is still not 100%, but I’m definitely better off now than I was in August 2013.

Well, I’d like my website to reflect that change. Let’s face it. This¬†blog was never the¬†beacon that I wanted it to be. That is, it never really showcased my talent and interests because it was trying too hard to be something neutral. In other words, I was miserable in my last job. I desperately needed another, so I had to play nice on the internet so nothing I said or did could be held against me in an interview or new¬†opportunity.

Granted, I’m no Howard Stern or Dr. Laura. I’ve never set out to shock or j’accuse. But my opinions on the publishing, social media and marketing industries weren’t going to be heard unless I behaved that way. And frankly, that’s not me. It’s also not that interesting for a blogger, in my opinion. Instead, I’d rather write about the things that do incite me. Beautiful,¬†honest and sometimes necessarily inflammatory things. Like … art.

That’s right! As you may have guessed by my multiple deviations from the “freelancers do this, but I prefer this” spiel, I love art and culture. And it’s time to stop straddling the line. I was never going to find my voice trying to serve 2 (or at times 3 or 4) audiences. So The Lambent Letter — and the name may change — will soon become an arts and culture blog exclusively.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. How does that tie in with your work as a freelancer? Well, it does and it doesn’t. I’m an egghead by day. There’s no escaping that at this point in time. Plus, I’m damn good at it.

But in a perfect world, I would be paid a handsome living wage to tell people about all the wonderful things they’re missing in the microcosmic¬†world of the arts.¬†¬†Our city, our lives and our world is often¬†cluttered with grim and painful news. I can’t fix grim. And I can’t disguise pain. But I can point out where an artist has turned that pain into something moving, inspirational or just darn right noteworthy.

I want to do that here.

Sooooooo, I know I’ve said it before, but this site will change. Probably the biggest change I’ve ever executed on the net, but I believe it’s definitely the move I need.¬†In the coming weeks, there’ll be¬†more news on things to come. But in the mean time, you’ll see me posting more reviews on the¬†local (and perhaps, international) art scene. And there’s no better time to kick off this¬†new beat¬†than with¬†the 10th anniversary of the IndyFringe Festival here in the Circle City.

Talk to you soon! ūüôā