The blog is not dead. It's just tired - really, really tired. A combination of laziness, moving, pirated internet, and no mouse have left me in no condition to blog coherently.
As the weather changes this thing should take off again. Wait what?!?!?! Weather is going to change? I haven't lived through a fall, not to mention a winter, in about 15 years.
I'm thinking that (and a lack of disposable income) will keep me home and glued to the internets, which means more posting. Lucky you!