sorry i've been out of touch. it's pretty much been a complete loss of touch with reality as a whole, so don't feel bad. we just returned from a two week field problem (which means, basically, that i've been living in the woods for two weeks and had no access to any kind of communication devices save for the regular troop net radio, and trying to stir up conversations on there is like trying to fix a hangnail. which is to say that it is impossible) and i'm only now catching up on correspondence and letters from readers. i reply to everyone who sends me something, so if you were one of the folks that have written me in the past three weeks, i'll get to you sometime in the next few days. i've also recently scored a pretty nice PDA/phone with unlimited net access anywhere, so i can start posting via that or via email.
i've got some field stories coming soon, too. it was a pretty shitty experience at times and a pretty good one at times. we're slipping back into kill em' all mode, and i'm not sure i like the feeling.
Sunday, May 01, 2005