This is the first sentence of my new blog. Here is the second. The third is late–but should get here ’bout the time this upcoming period hits. Pop. Just in time.

I am blogging again. My last blog, Hector, died a long, slow death over the course of the last two years, done in by the attention to my all-consuming dissertation and, once that was dispatched, by my subsequent aversion to writing anything longer than a grocery list. If my blog could have written a suicide note on its own, it would have–probably a lengthy, sentimental tome, full of digressions and apologies. But no. It went without a peep.

So, it’s a new day, and I want to announce my intentions to the world: this is my new blog. Welcome.