I swear I didn't mean to fall off the face of the internet! I just... well, hit a little bit of a wall, fell off the ball, then kinda just laid there on the ground. Staring. The ball rolled off into the sunset. I went to visit my folks for a while, went up to Canada for a bit, had a lot of fun times.
At some point along the way, I just got way too embarrassed to say anything, and I rationalized my continued absence by saying, "Oh, screw it, I'm gonna start grad school soon anyway."
So I started grad school and things are going great... but then... well, Freeman Dyson of all people went and said something dumb. Well, maybe not "dumb" so much as "inaccurate." But... look, I'm gonna work up a post on it, because I can't not write about this. But somehow, picking a fight with an astrophysicist on the finer points of astrophysics just seems a little bit beyond the scope of the library science classroom. Then I thought, "Oh, that can just go here on my own little internet soapbox." And then I remembered that I kinda just left things hanging...
So I'm at least fixing that. I have a couple ideas. Don't know what else is gonna come up. But at least now, I'm actually saying that things may be a bit sporadic for the foreseeable future. And sooner or later I'm going to hit a point where I'm just going to feel compelled to write more Tooth and Claw. This is hiatus, not quitting.
So yeah. Kinda-sorta back for now.