Tuesday, September 13, 2005



thursday, september 15 marks my blogiversary. that's right, folks: 365 days of the larry lyons experience have come and gone.

it's been quite a year, and this blog has seen me through hell and high water... first-year grad school angst, losing rashawn brazell, uniting to honor his memory, interrogating organized religion, my maiden voyage into photography and more soul-bearing self-exploration than you can shake a stick at.

through it all, this blog has provided me with the space to heal and to mourn and to rant and to pose and to laugh more than i could have ever imagined. if i have any semblance of sanity after these 12 months, it's because you folks were kind enough to tolerate my ego, my exhibitionism, my insecurities and my blasphemy long enough to leave a few comments and make a brutha feel like someone cared. and i appreciate that. i do.

so, in celebration of my 1 year blogiversary, i give myself the gift of indefinite hiatus.

i'm not sure if or when i'll be back, or in what form, but i am sure that i could use some time alone with my thoughts. in the meantime, i invite you to peruse the archives. there are plenty of treasures there, if i do say so myself.

catch you on the flipside.


Blogger merv* said...

May you enjoy your much-deserved vacation. Hiatus suits you well.

11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

damn Damn DAMN!!
and i JUST finished looking up all dem big words you be using!


11:33 PM  
Blogger Trent Jackson said...

Thank you for all that you've done!

1:12 AM  
Blogger allaboutgeorge said...

It's been a pleasure. Come back soon!

8:37 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I've enjoyed your writing. Come back to us well rested.

9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog and have abandoned my work for the day and just drowned in the words I found here..

U just have to come back!

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Bernie said...

Happy Blogaversary.

But you'll be back. The good bloggers always come back.

10:11 AM  
Blogger Liza Valentino said...

Uhhhh...you BETTA bring yo ass back!

You know I immensely enjoy reading your entries. I feel like everything you pondered set off a spark in me as well. So thanks for helping me grow along with you, bro.

Take your time and take care. And check it with a sista now and then (my email is always working!).

12:12 PM  
Blogger fratman1906 said...

Em hotep Larry. You are among the great ones in the blogosphere. You have given much and you deserve the break. Don't make it permanent because you have a special gift and "to whom much is given, much is required." So, for now - happy blogiversary, hail and farewell. Shem hotep!

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Marvin K. White said...

Lashes to Lashes...

1:07 PM  
Anonymous j said...

its been an amazing year! you've done a great job.

*smiling, clapping, head shaking and tilted slightly to the right*

5:04 PM  
Anonymous a.davis said...

Oh God Larry please say it isn't so...anyway just joking. I wish you all the best in your time away. I have really enjoyed reading your very thought provoking blog entries because they are always intelligently written and challenge one to think.Enjoy your time away but let it be known that I will truly miss you.Reading your blog actually introduced me to the blogging community so you will always hold a special place in my heart. Take care and do come back.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Jamal K. Franklin said...

Mr. Lyons,

This is definitely a bittersweet moment. Yo, all I can really say is thank you. I don't know if you are aware of the amount of hope and inspiration you dished out on a weekly basis - but it's definitely impacted kats like me. I thank you for really being who you are and just allowing us these few precious moments in your life. Yo, thanks for all that you've done - I am praying mad blessings to you and yours! Please, when you come back - I'll be right here waiting...let me know you're there! It's your return that will continue to give me inspiration!

11:02 PM  
Blogger Lene said...

thanks for blessing us with your words. I will definately take this time to re-read your posts and try to understand them all the second, third, and fourth times. hahahha

11:20 PM  
Blogger The Marlo Girl said...

larry, really, i read about 50 or more blogs at some point or another, and i definitely have to say you are one first class all the way. your style and eloquence (and that smile! that body! haha) will be sorely missed.

i too, have been considering hiatus, and your departure from the blogworld will certainly facilitate that decision.

i wish you all the best (and mr. fullwood too)!

9:35 AM  
Blogger The Foxybrown Show said...

The Foxybrown Show bids you farewell brother Lyons!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Clay said...

oh lawd in a jim-crow-burnt-pancake-batter-heaven!!!!!!! im just getting to know you thru blog land .. does this mean you're not going to post on other blogs!

4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From Heru at http://www.blackfunk.org/funk/index.php

Can you play the closing music from the Incredile Hulk?

5:15 PM  
Blogger John K said...

You were one of my mainstays! Happy blogiversary and enjoy the break. Be fierce up in those Nassaued halls, and if you decide to take the blogifying again, let a brotha know.

9:22 PM  
Blogger The Divo said...

Within your halls of Erudition and Scholarship, I have learned things that I need for my forward journey. I am most assuredly happy that I had a chance to read your work, that which I did. You are totally an inspiration to me.

From this rock I will build, and be reminded that you instilled an affirmation of Education in our minds.

As always in Parting,

I came in Peace and in Peace I leave.

12:09 AM  
Blogger Hollambeeee said...

timbs and shorts are so jersey and philly...so northern...how i miss that place...how i miss the north...this atl shit is boring at times...

2:36 AM  
Blogger taylorSiluw├ę ..... said...

Congrats on the year Larry L ... enjoy the rest, though I doubt you will be able to do it for long.

Blogging is like crack, one hit and forget about it.

However if you do fade for a bit, hopefully I'll see you in person, round about, here and there, doing that thing you do, commanding attention ... and deserving it.

A FAN ~~~~~

8:09 PM  
Blogger procrastination_xtravaganza said...

Few days late, never a dollar short, you know this blog voyeur has been reading since the day you declared yourself a bastard. Soliloquy's allowed me to know a you our dialogue only grazes - have a productive hiatu...sabbatical, docta.

PS: Holla on this side of the Hudson soon for camera wars - your canon vs. my new sony b!tch, bring it!

2:43 AM  
Blogger ProfessorGQ said...

Hate to see you go!!!

You have a really good blog. Let me know when you return.

12:56 PM  
Blogger No4real4real said...

Say it ain't so!!!

A brother falls down for a spell and when I finally pick myself back up this is what I have to come home to...

Say it ain't so!!!

Good luck to you man. I am sure we will continue to cut up outside of this blog world. See you soon man!

Oh my goodness I feel like a going away blog party is in order. Okay maybe that is too much but I will have one. You are invited.


10:10 AM  
Blogger Keguro said...

Indefinite hiatus . . . just as I get back to my own blog after my own indefinite hiatus--ahh, well.

I'll add my voice to the chorus of those who mourn, infrequently though I may read your blog--I do read it, usually in big gulps.

Continue to enjoy the rarefied environs of Princeton.

7:10 PM  
Blogger princessdominique said...

I just discovered your blog. I guess I need to start from the very beginning...

5:13 PM  
Blogger BohemianChic said...

Don't go! (I just got back!). You will be missed. God bless.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Liber8Lyph said...

I so love your artist view on life and ur photography...just had to let u know.

11:41 PM  
Anonymous orpheus_negro@yahoo.fr said...

I just discover your blog larry. I live in Paris and would like to tell u "Plus loin, plus haut, plus fort". Love

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Harvard Man said...

Larry, bring your extra handsome ass!

8:25 PM  
Blogger Stone said...

I was just getting to know your spot now you are leaving. (weeps)

1:50 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

you were one of the few that used your blog for good. thanks for blessing us and i look forward to your return.

6:53 PM  
Blogger pomedome said...

I still think of you often. You helped me through a tough year too. Thanks for all you continue. A blessed soul Larry, good life to you.

8:42 AM  
Blogger vampire in goleta said...

why do i still check this site once a wek to make sure you haven't sneaked and posted something?

anyway, you know you wrong for going away for 4 and 1/2 months, and yes i was counting!

i know you want to blog larry, why else haven't you deleted your blog? you know you can do that right? oh you didn't? well just forget everything i just typed and know that i will be sending out good internet vibes to you all the way from cali

luv, kristen

2:39 AM  

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