It’s been a while since I’ve posted. It’s probably fair to say that my posting frequency has plummeted to the lowest level since I started this blog in 2013. I feel obliged to offer an explanation.
First, we’ve been undergoing an epic reorganization at work. In the early stages, this endeavor left me very unsettled on what my future work life might look like, to the extent that I was considering early retirement. Eventually, it ended up that I’m going to be moving into a new job (in the same organization, the central IT shop for a university).
This is a good thing, but I’m going to be managing a much more technical area than I have in years, and that’s forcing me to immerse myself back into the details of database administration, application development, and enterprise integration, all of which won’t leave much room for a while to think about consciousness, philosophy, space, science, and many of the other things I often post about.
On top of that, my father passed away this weekend, a staggering emotional blow that currently has me adrift in a way I haven’t been in a long time. I anticipate being occupied dealing with the emotional and financial fallout for a while.
So, just to let you know, I definitely have no intention of giving up blogging. But posts may be thin for a while until I can get all this processed. I think I’ll have some new insights on stress, emotion, and grief when I do start up again.
Hopefully more soon. How are you guys doing?