Many of my readers may have noticed my absence in the blogosphere this past month. My apologies; a lot has been happening that has kept me away from blogging and I’d like to just address them here with some caveats.
January has been a a hellish month for me. It started right away and hasn’t stopped since. Following New Years day, my 92 year old grandfather went into the hospital for a routine checkup. He died January 5th, 2012. On the same day, my great-aunt passed away and, just a few days later, my great-uncle passed. These events were surreal and tragic in a way I can’t describe, no matter how much I’d like to be able to do so.
On top of this, I moved this month, my car died (twice), my Fall Semester started, I’ve been working on two papers (one on the figure of Jesus and one on the James ossuary), I just recently started a Freethought group, and I’m lecturing again starting this month. So I have been extremely busy and emotionally raw and unable to really focus on my blogging responsibilities. It’s just been a mess of a month.
Amidst my schedule, mourning for those I’ve lost, I’ve done my best to keep my head above water and I think now I’m starting to breathe normally again (rather than gasping for air whenever I start to feel the current of life tugging me back under). So it is my hope that in February I will be blogging more regularly. So stay tuned.
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