Yes, it has been a while. The previous flurry of activity on my blog coincided with my winter break from teaching high school. With our first end-of-year exam scheduled for tomorrow, it won't be long before I will once again be hunched over my keyboard with a bottle of Maker's Mark close at hand, pounding out prose for the proletariat, throwing pearls before swine, at once exasperating and exhilirating any and all with time and the inclination to waste it. My heart's aflutter at the prospect.
And yes, for those of you with whom printing conventions carry undeserved significance, I will endeavor to make more judicious use of the shift key.