She’s not dead, she’s… pining for the fjords?

(Pardon the Monty Python reference, I couldn’t help myself.)

I just wanted to write a quick post saying that, yes, I know I haven’t written anything in ages, and no, I haven’t abandoned the blog. In April I got hit with a perfect storm of simultaneous health issues, job crises, and housing/home problems, among other things. That stuff is all calming down now, but the result is that I’m moving out of state, so now I am absorbed in all of the packing, apartment hunting, travel and so forth involved with the move. I had to give up trying to blog for a while – I just haven’t had the time or energy, and I didn’t want the blog to turn into some kind of unpleasant obligation that I would start to hate doing.

The good news is that the out-of-state move is going to end up with me living in the live music capital of the world, New York City! I’m really excited about it. I hope my blog readers will be patient enough to wait for me to settle down and start writing more regularly. In the meantime I’m trying to figure out which neighborhood is the perfect balance between a short commute to my new office and a short commute to the Stone…