This is really not the way I wanted to reanimate my poor, moribund blog. And I don't want to be Debbie Downer. But life—and death—happens, and life's been eventful lately in a way that I wouldn't have chosen.
My dad got ill suddenly in early May, and a week later he passed away. I wish that no one I care about would have to experience anything like it. Being with him and the rest of my family during his hospitalization was one of the most difficult things I've ever been through, and incredibly surreal much of the time.
At this point daily life has gotten back to more or less normal for me, but then something will bring our loss back into sharp focus.