It’s not that I don’t have a lot to write about, it’s just that I’ve been struggling with how much and how public. It all started early this summer when someone kicked in our garage door and stole my car along with Erin’s bike. It definitely wasn’t a random break in either; someone was watching our house and knew that I left the house to go for a run. This made me reluctant to post anything personal up on this site, but since this is such an easy way for friends and family members keep tabs on me (and vice versa), there is no point in going incommunicado.

So I’ve been cranking away on two businesses during the day, and spending as much time as possible with Erin, Dylan and Roscoe at night. Roscoe is weighing in at 37 pounds and will soon be too heavy for Erin to pick up and walk around the house with (she enjoys treating him like a lap dog). Dylan’s adjusted pretty well to Roscoe, although he barks more frequently (he’s beginning to sound like an angry old man). Snow touched touched down in Chicago last week - the earliest for which I can recall. We’ve been seeing a lot of live music lately (Sufjan Stevens, Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah), and i’ve been buying more new music than ever. we’ve also been cooking it up lately and trying lots of new recipes.