Yes, I'm back after a nearly 2-year hiatus. Here's the short version ...

My self-hosted Wordpress site was hacked a little over a year ago. This experience (and process of getting my site back up and running) exposed Bluehost as a horrible hosting service. They recommended I use SiteLock to clean up my files for a hefty fee of $100. It was a shoddy attempt at best, and my site was still a mess, both on the front end and backend. They said for more money they could probably get it right. SiteLock is even more predatory and hands-off than Bluehost. I dropped both and went with Squarespace. The interface is better, and they take ownership for security, something Bluehost will not do. Add on top of all that an extremely busy and taxing year, and I am just now feeling the itch to get back into my writing routine. 

One of my creative outlets for the past several years was sharing my ideas with other instructors. I got out of the habit for a time, and when my site was hacked that seemed to be death knell of my blogging. I actually considered moving on and trying something different, but that something different never emerged. Now I sit here typing, a hallow and dried out shell of a formerly creative person. I want to be creative again. I want to have something to say again. I miss the version of myself that used to exist when I looked forward to putting my ideas to words. This may be the last time I write for awhile, but I'm hoping it's not.