a long awaited new post

Due to the stresses of school and because my laptop has been battling it out with the IT program and Dell Technical Support, its been a while since I've put anything on here.  I will try to add more to it on a semi-regular basis, but that means that there will probably only be one post a week.  So for now I just wanted to log on to make sure this was up and running and apologize for not updating it.