Like a butterfly stretching its wings for the first time after coming out of its chrysalis... or a baby bird cracking through its egg shell... ok, enough with that... Anyway, it's good to be back with my first blog post in MANY months. So what the heck have I been doing all this time? I've been spending most of the time with our son Julian who just turned one a few weeks ago. I also started a new job back in May which has been keeping me very busy. In between that I did a bit of birding and even a bit of "mothing." I'll have some posts about both of those things in the coming days. I'll also be reviving some old topics, commenting on some recent developments in the birding world, and maybe even have a few surprises very soon (no, not a second kid yet). For now, I leave you with a picture of little Jules from his "Very Hungry Caterpillar" themed birthday party.