So I guess I haven't blogged here in almost 5 months. There's a good excuse, but I suppose I owe the blog audience an explanation: I've been taking care of a baby! It's been going well, but as you probably realize, this is a pursuit that (especially when combined with a day job) leaves little time for blogging.
The timing of my son's birth was very on-point for this blog. Mah Rabu has, in some years, blogged the omer, and he was born on the first night of the omer (ensuring that we kept track of his age in days for the first 7 weeks). Mah Rabu has also featured an endless series of posts on 1-day vs. 2-day yom tov, and my son was born on a day that some considered yom tov and some didn't. Mah Rabu ran several posts on birkat hachamah (back when it was in the news), and if my son had held out just a few minutes longer (and his mother is glad he didn't), he would have been born on April 8, ensuring that the first three birkot hachamah of his life would fall on his secular birthday.
So that's where I've been. I won't make any promises right now about blogging in the immediate future -- I have a lot to say about parenting, but see above re: no time. In the meantime, Segulah is doing Yom Kippur this year - will I see you there?