Oh hi! Hello there. I am not dead, as it turns out! I couldn't wait any longer to extend a big welcome to anyone who made there way over here from the lastest issue of Artful Blogging (which hit the stands a week or so ago), to let any regular readers know that, hey! I'm in the current Winter issue of Artful Blogging! See? Two birds with one stone. And since that metaphor sucks, we'll pretend I didn't use it. Moving on! I hope this doesn't completely screw up your bloglines or make everyone stabby, but I'm going to be hitting you with a barrage of backlogged posts in the next few days. I've been really struggling to figure out a way to fit my blog back into a new, beyond chaotic schedule, that leaves exactly, oh, I don't know, NONE minutes at the end of the day for writing and general computer time, but I think I may have found a solution. It might take a little while to work out the kinks, but I am hoping that the new format will make it much easier for me to keep up with life's current pace. So without further ado, it's time to play catch-up.