For those of you few who may be wondering what in the world happened to me, let me just briefly say that my thesis happened. In the past several months, I have written my thesis, defended it, and completed the revisions. I'm in the process of writing some papers for publication, but the major time consumer of my life has been dealt with.
What that means is that I will be working over the next couple of weeks to revamp this blog. My goal is to start slow but steady - a post a week, at least. We'll see how things go from there.