It has been an embarrassingly long time since I last posted. Several of you have written, asking if I had finished or been finished.
Each note of encouragement and bewilderment at my absence has propelled me forward. I plan on spending the next couple of weeks responding with mountains of gratitude. (The surprising news is that, despite my absence, readership of BeardedRoman has increased by nearly 30 percent.)
It’s been a epic year for BeardedRoman; one that has prematurely peppered my chin with grey hairs. Four principal things that have kept me away:
1. I started a doctorate at the University of London.
2. My second son was born. (My wife did all the hard work.)
3. Pneumonia crippled me for almost three months. I’ve fully recovered and am running at full capacity.
4. We moved from London back to the United States–just in time for Christmas–and have been setting up a house, buying cars, getting back to work and experiencing a perpetual family reunion ever since.
Moving forward, I hope to not repeat my prolonged absence. If you’re still here, I’m grateful.