For my two remaining readers...
Why have I been AWOL? Part of it is this: It's Valour-IT Competition Time!
I'm remaining neutral this year, but Cassandra of the Marine Team says it all so beautifully, regardless of which team you want to join:
Please open your hearts and your wallets. Dig deep. These are some extraordinary young men and women - they've given their all in service of this great nation and this is a great chance to show them that all the talk of supporting the troops isn't just lip service. Not everyone in America is at the Mall.
So, what are you waiting for?! It's all right here.