Well, hi.

If anyone still checks this blog, thanks for your dedication! My last post was in September 2008; after that, the shit hit the fan in my life in a BIG way.

Over the summer, I had some serious job issues that required all of my mental and emotional energy to stay employed. That lasted until well into October. Things did eventually work out, and thing have been on basically steady ground for a while, employment-wise.

But then, right about the time my job calmed down, I had medical problem after medical problem. Some were severe enough that I ended up in the ER, with the doctor telling me I should have come in sooner. (Possibly the fact that the medical problems manifested right after my job problems got resolved is an indication that the medical problems were a delayed stress reaction affecting my physical health.)

All of that, too, has worked itself out, and things are more or less back to what passes for “normal” in my life. My health is good and my job is as secure as a job can be in this rotten economy.

I have to say, though, when you go through a lot of serious illness, some of which involves significant physical pain, even after you’ve recovered and are no longer in pain, the last thing you want to do is give or receive pain, even in an erotic context.

Or, at least, that’s the last thing *I* wanted to do. A friend suggested that bottoming would have been good for me, because then I would have been in charge of the pain I was undergoing, and I get that — the psychology behind it is pretty smart — but I just couldn’t do it.

Anyway, now that things have calmed down, T. and I have gotten back into the swing of our dastardly, dirty deeds. You can expect my posts to pick back up and be more regular than once every 6 months.