I see no particular reason to continue this hiatus. The short stories I needed to kick out the door have been soundly kicked, and the whole employment issue has been taken care of, so I suppose it's time to get back to blogging. However, I notice the hiatus has been remarkably good for both traffic and discussion, so I'm thinking I should shut up more often.
Tomorrow, I'll try to produce a rather unusual review. If I find I can't finish it to my satisfaction tomorrow, I'll produce it on Sunday. We'll also update the reading and watching sections in the sidebar.
Yes, I have a new job, which I acquired approximately one week after losing the old one. That may sound like swift turn-around to some readers, but I work in cultural resource management, where a degree and a little experience can land anyone a job within a week or less if he knows where to look. I should warn that it is summer, which is field season in my line of work, so even though the hiatus is over, posting may be sporadic in the near future, particularly over the next couple of weeks as I'm settling in.
Having the job is nice, but I am perhaps best pleased to have these stories out of the house, because that means my creative plate is clear and I can dedicate myself to researching for and producing a comic book script I've been thinking a lot about. No, sorry, I can't tell you about it.
Oh, you're wondering what cultural resource management is? Well, that's a government euphemism for a certain kind of archaeology. I have a flow chart here that explains it. I don't know who created this chart, so I hope he doesn't mind if I reproduce it. It is, I'm sorry to say, quite accurate: