FOUR years of the Skull & Pumpkin.
Now, I now this year has been lean, and the pickings slim, compared to the previous years, and much of that has to do with turmoil and unplanned moves in my life.
It's not going away -- this place will get back to normal when I do -- but these things go in cycles, and for now, it is quiet, thoughtful, and calm in here.
One reason for some of the turmoil is that today marks my 45th birthday.
Now, I am not upset or scared or freaked by turning 45. I certainly am not going through any crisis of life.
But I am going through some crises concerning my future career, the next part of my life that I will try my best to accomplish.
It demands thoughtful consideration, considerable emotion, and a lot of rigorously honest self-evaluation... and all of that takes time.
So here's to a few birthdays, and to all of us who find ourselves in limbo now and then -- it's good to know we're in this thing together...
... and that we have our Monsters, our Hallowe'en, to bring us back to life, every time.