Some of you (are you our there? sure you are!) may have noticed that Twitter and vlogging have taken a serious chunk out of blogging activity here. I have great plans to reinvigorate this blog, but until then, I drew some bittersweet solace from this article in yesterday's NYTimes claiming that 95% (!!) of all blogs are abandoned, which is defined as having no posts for 120 days. That's a sad but understandable number, as so many of us bloggers end up feeling like we're only writing for ourselves and (sometimes!) our families. It takes tenacity to keep writing in the face of low/no feedback. But, as a five-year veteran of this medium, I can say that I draw comfort from knowing that this blog is here whenever something noteworthy comes along. And, if you're reading this, I hope you'll be here then, too. Thanks.