That's how long this blog has been dormant. Almost to the day. How do I know this? Well, today I took my son in for his six-month checkup and my last post was the day he was born last October. Not exactly High Math, that.
During this last six months I've often thought about posting something to the blog but, for whatever reason, just either didn't get around to doing it or got sidetracked by something else (if you have ever lived in 1,350 square feet of house with a wife, a two year old and a newborn, you know this is a very easy thing to have happen to you!). Or maybe the post I thought about writing was interesting but just not *that interesting* to the point where I felt the urge to get the laptop, try to remember my password, and then opine on it. The moment by then would surely have passed, I'd tell myself. Or there are any other number of reasons...but probably just one main one: inertia. Because the further you get from regularly blogging the harder it gets to return to the fold, exponentially. It literally requires sitting down and just freaking *making* yourself write something. And once you do...the blockage has been removed and you remember just how painless it is -- indeed, enjoyable even! :) -- to throw something up on your blog. Which is what I am experiencing literally while I write this sentence.
And then you think of a hundred things to write about. And you cannot wait to get started.
See, self? That was easy. Welcome back, HillcrestBlogger.