My apologies for the lack of updates. Please don’t ever think that I’m finished with the blog. I’ve been blogging for more than 5 years now and although there are months I blog more than others, I always update the blog at least a few times a month. I’ve been home in southern California since the onset of the summer and I’ve been reading a lot for my academic program and blogging a lot less, but I have been following news and events as always. In any case, I’ll be blogging more now that things are beginning to simmer down a bit on my end.