- a new relationship and the subsequent rethinking of my long-term relationship
- a nervous breakdown or possibly a mini-stroke that affected my doctoral preliminary exams and left me unable to type, or even write or have a thought for a while. I spent this past summer trying to recuprate (and I am still recovering a little bit)
- the death of a very close friend of mine this past October, someone I had known for over 20 years, a passionate member of the Greens the whole time I knew her and a scooter enthusiast, who died of cancer, followed by
- the death of my mother just before Thanksgiving, also from cancer.
Ok, kids, see you soon. I'm going to post something else right now.