No, I'm not dead. I haven't joined up (though Pentagon standards may be low enough for me to do so). I've just taken an unexpected vacation from writing.
To some degree, my absence from blogging was necessary. I had some big writing projects in my new job that consumed my time. I couldn't justify writing anything else until these were done.
However, I can't blame work completely. I had a bad case of blogging fatigue, which happens when you worry that your effort is largely wasted.
Anyway, I'll try to get back on a regular schedule of posts. I hope someone is still reading.