... to me and my wife. Part of the recent hiatus is due to me taking some time off to celebrate my 5th wedding anniversary with my wife. I've marked this as a 'being a scientist' post since being a spouse is another thing that scientists do. I enjoy that, and others of my roles -- being a son, father, uncle, brother. Science is another, of course, and I enjoy that too, and is the point of the blog. But a secondary point is that scientists are people.
We took the time, among other things, to think about what we have done in the 5 years so far -- good ideas we've carried out, storms we've weathered, and so forth. And to think about what kinds of things we might like to try in the next 5. There's a bit of science there -- experiments. We try things, and some we like and keep doing, and some we don't, and quit. Probably none of these experiments are publishable, but that's not the point. We learn what we're trying to learn. And have a lot of fun along the way!