Happy new year folks. Couple of months there when I was off to other things. One of which is that my oldest son introduced me to World of Warcraft. Not a whole lot of science content there, but I don't do science all the time.
It looks like some of the comments you made during my disappearance didn't come up even though I approved them, I thought. They should be there now.
During my blog-vacation, I did have a number of ideas for articles, and made some progress on background work for some. So things will be livening up.