I’m not sure if this blog ever had a loyal readership, but if so I’ve probably managed to lose most of it thanks to the extended hiatus.   It may seem like I’ve abandoned this project, but I certainly don’t intend to.  I’m sorry for the long and unexpected break; the past few months have been far busier than I anticipated and I simply haven’t managed to make the time to write.  I’ve been collecting stories to write about, though, and have some interesting posts planned.  I’m also eager to continue the serial posts, especially Words of Science.  Now that I’ve (finally!) started writing again, I’m determined to keep to a schedule of 1-2 posts per week; I hope you’ll keep reading!