I have news that won’t change your life, but it will change your inbox for your email if you subscribe to this blog.
Laughter is a Leap, the place of publication for John Adkins, is going away, only to rise again as…
JTAisMe.com, the place where JT Adkins writes.
Of course JT Adkins is me (just as the web address so grammatically states), and if you visit the new site, you’ll see it looks a lot like this old one. It’s just a slightly different creative direction and a much shorter url. It also marks the end of me managing posting in two places.
If you are an email subscriber to Laughter is a Leap FEAR NOT! Your subscription has been moved to JTA is Me, and you should begin receiving emails when I post very soon. I’ve missed writing (and interacting with people about writing) a lot, and I’m looking forward to getting back at it.
My only regret is that the JTA is Me logo has no place for the little Laughter is a Leap angel in the logo that was brought to us by our friend Erin.
On the first try, Erin drew an angel that was exactly what I asked for as an expression of the sentiment of the quote after which the website was named:
Seriousness is not a virtue…
it is the easiest thing to do.
For solemnity flows out of men naturally;
but laughter is a leap.
-G.K. Chesterton: Orthodoxy
Even more specifically, Chesterton said:
A characteristic of the great saints is their power of levity. Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly. This has been always the instinct of Christendom, and especially the instinct of Christian art.
Over at JTAisMe.com I promise I will continue to take myself lightly, and I hope you’ll come along for the flight.