As the end of the semester papers, finals, and other work started to descend on my life like ominous storm clouds, I retreated to my study-cave, which explains why I haven't posted anything in the past two weeks.
But now the clouds have parted, the sun is shining... the finals are over. So I'm back.
(Not to be over dramatic, or anything...)
More to come on some of the ups and downs of the past two weeks...