Greetings, my gentle snowflakes! I am back, but not without having done some serious soul searching.
As all of you undoubtedly recall (for surely you all have grieved over my absence every waking moment of its duration), on the first week of March, which coincided with the First Week of Lent, my laptop’s keyboard suddenly gave up the ghost. I tried every imaginable fix (and here I must acknowledge the tireless assistance of Kevin Edgecomb, a friend tried and true), but in the end, it became apparent that the computer was beyond hope. The only way I could make limited use of it was by means of the on-screen keyboard, the use of which is so arduous that I am inclined to believe that it constitutes proof positive of the existence of Purgatory.
This tragedy, I must admit, became nearly too much for me to bear. One question was my constant companion through the dark night of functional computerlessness: Why? What could I have possibly done to deserve such a fate? Surely (so I cogitated in my inward being) I am a Good Person; nothing I may have done could have brought upon me a curse only comparable to those visited upon some of the worse covenant-breakers of salvation history.
But then, it hit me. I had indeed become a transgressor, and was receiving my just reward.
I know such a statement must come as a shock to many of you, but it is nevertheless true. You see, back in December I made a solemn public vow: I had announced that I would “switch to WordPress effective on the implementation of threaded comments in that blogging platform.” Admittedly, I still had some doubts even then, and given WordPress’ laxity in implementing this feature, my zeal grew cold. As a result, once threaded commenting finally appeared on the scene, I neglected to make the switch. I broke my solemn public vow, and was afflicted by the concomitant covenant curses.
The distressing realization of my misdeed and its grievous consequences did not, however, paralyze me into inaction, but rather strengthened my resolve to fulfill my vow just as soon as computer functionality was restored to me. Having obtained a new computer this past Saturday, then, I joyfully announce that The Voice of Stefan has moved to WordPress.
Please update your blogrolls and feed aggregators to reflect the new address, and do not neglect to share with others this edifying tale of repentance and restoration.