Okay, I’m back, and doing better than I should be. I loved my grandfather very much, he had a much bigger hand in who I turned out to be than even people who have known me for a long time might suspect. When I was really small, and my brother and I lived with he and my grandmother, I can remember getting out of bed at 5:30 am and sneaking to where I could watch him leave for work with his thermos and lunchbox. He was a great person, and though I think I’ve turned out to be a very different sort of person myself, I aspire to be the type of quality man that he was. If you’ve met me, you have met him, or at least a little part of him that lives on through me. Wherever you are now Gramps, just know that I am minding my own business.
After my personal absence, I had a business trip and then a busy week of work. This week, I’m traveling again. I’m wishing that I was going to SXSW, but I need a real vacation with beach, sun, and relaxation. I’m hoping this will occur in late March.