Got married at the end of April in California and, after four great years there, moved north to Washington state. Settling in. Starting to understand the customs up here. People at work keep shouting the names of lakes at me, urging me to visit and swim. Someone, a stranger, put a chainsaw in my hands the other day and gestured towards the woods as one would hand a bat to a toddler and point to a piñata: with a mixture of trepidation and excitement. I am immersing myself in the culture here. The other night my wife and I went to a restaurant that was playing nothing but Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, and Soundgarden. It felt right. The dark green branches/light green spring buds of a Douglas fir against the freakish blue of the afternoon sky is a sight. The sun doesn’t go down until late in the night here. This is all to say that the blog will be back on its semi-regular schedule soon, for the readers (?) and bots (?) out there who’ve been waiting patiently for an update. Hope you’re all doing well.