A few months ago somebody asked me if I'd ever re-start the blog, and while my answer was circumspect ("who knows what the future may bring"), internally, I was more emphatic ("when hell freezes over"). Well today, my poppets, I am pleased to report that hell froze over. It is snowing in Austin, Texas. This leads me to the following conclusion: I am restarting my blog. I've been thinking it over for a while, hemming and hawing in the way I am wont to do, but this is just too much. The universe, I feel, is offering me as clear a signal as it is possible to give.
In short, here is an update. I'm feeling a little more on top of my life than I'd been feeling when I hung up my proverbial spurs back in October or whenever that was. My dissertation is under way, and my personal life is... well. Sorted out, I guess would be a good way to put it. Where before there was angst, now there is calm. Where before I felt stressed, now I feel happy. These feelings have a lot to do with the fact that I've got a chapter done, I feel like I've hit my stride with ye olde dissertation, and I've got both an article and a chapter in an edited volume in the works. I am on top of it.
But it also has something to do with a fellow I met.
Blog, I'd like you to meet Handsome. You will be hearing about him more later.
More to follow, I promise, one post at a time.