I look at the date of my last post and wonder where the time has gone, but the reality is I’ve filled it with work and trips to the playground and any number of productive distractions that seem to be the way I do things. I led an international workshop in Paris, complete with art and canapés, edited goodness knows how many papers, wrote a book chapter, hired a new podcast producer, and spun up a new season with Zena and the team. I also took a new job that has in some ways brought me closer to nuclear physics again, which I am grateful for. I may have left the field in some ways, but they’re still my people, and I have missed them.
It’s been quite a year already, in other words.
Suffice it to say, writing blog posts at 11 pm hasn’t really been a priority. I do miss the late night wanderings, and I will keep them here as a kind of record — and perhaps a place to go if I do end up doing night shifts again. I always did love a 3 am keyboard ramble when beam was steady and the world was quiet except for the steady hum of vacuum pumps in the background.