Today I’m finally launching the newest version of this site, and I couldn’t be happier. The redesign has been a long time in the making, and, frankly, I’m ready to spend some time thinking about something else. I’ve been working at it, whenever I could spare the time, for the better part of the year, all the while taking a break from publishing anything at all. I’m actually a bit awestruck that it is somehow October (and almost Halloween!) and I’m just getting to write this now. October? Really?

I’m excited about the changes, both the ones you can see and the ones you cannot. Most notably, after hand-rolling everything up to this point, I’ve taken the plunge into blogging software. Most everyone I know who has used WordPress has a good word for it, and it has certainly proven to be flexible and easy to use so far.

I’ve also reorganized how the content is presented, which was the driving force behind the project. I believe this format will serve me much better, plus make the site easier to read. And hopefully the new design will allow the content to take center stage, let the visual elements recede, and still give the reader that sense of place.

After the dust settles a bit and I get back into the business of maintaining content, I’ll begin adding new features and filling out the site. There’s lots more to come.

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