If you've been wondering why I haven't posted here for so long -- well, it's not because I've been busy with work. In fact it's been a good year for writing essays. I've been writing this year for a website called 3 Quarks Daily since this January. So far I have nine essays, all collected here. Comments welcome! I should be cross posting the essays here too, but I've been lazy. Maybe, with the 3QD pieces coming regularly, I'll find some way to post more informally here. Though I've probably lost what little readership I had.