I think I've decided to take a hiatus from this blog. I know what you're thinking: "How could we tell? You never post here anyway." That's sort of my point. No, that's precisely my point.

I started this blog four years ago when Chris and I first came to Ann Arbor. I've chronicled friends, family, travels, projects, photos and what seems like countless other things one encounters when discovering a new place and building a new life.

But lately? I just haven't been feeling it. Writing here looms over me like an albatross. I feel all this pressure to come up with interesting stuff and it's not forthcoming. Maybe it's because I'm already suffering writer's block while trying to take a stab at the second draft of this novel-wannabe I'm crafting. Maybe I don't feel like the little writing energy I have is best spent here. Maybe I've just run out of things to say.

I believe a blog should be a couple of things: purposeful and regularly updated. I'm 0 for 2 on that count right now. I don't think it should feel like a chore and it does. So I'm going to take a break for the next couple of months and reassess in January. I'm not sure how many of you are still out there reading but perhaps if you think of it, you'll check back here then to see if I've reappeared. In the meantime, thanks to the friends and family who have "stopped by" here from time to time the past few years to see what's up.

One of the projects I'm going to undertake in the next couple of months is -- finally! -- the rebuilding of the writing samples portion of my site. So look for that coming soon, too!