Wow. That was some break. Sorry about that.
I was spending some quality time with the family.
I checked in once, only to find a challenging comment left on my post regarding Kris knives. I did leave a response there answering the question about my research. If anyone has anything legitimate to add to this discussion, I'd appreciate it.
I do try to research my posts about substantive subjects, but my research is only as good as the sources to which I have access. Since this is a web log, not an academic setting, I don't typically cite my sources in MLA format, but I'm usually happy to mention my sources. If you have different information, I want to hear about it (assuming you'll be polite...) and it's even better if you also can describe your sources.
Recent events -- such as the challenging (sometimes rude) comments, the recent discovery of a person "cut-and-pasting" several posts, and some issues in the larger blogosphere about intellectual property -- caused me to consider the future of this blog during my break. I'm considering several changes over the course of the year. Stay tuned.