I can’t say that there is any one particular reason for my absence.  It probably began by simple forgetfulness and the busyness that returns with the start of the spring semester in academia.  When I started to toy around again with the idea of blogging a few weeks ago it took me more than a week to even track this site down.  It’s been one of those…  In any case.  Much has changed in my life, and rather than try to squeeze all of the changes into one post I’ll simply say that I have returned and I’m glad for it.  :)