It has been a while since I have posted on this, my morose blog. And part of the reason for that is that I have in fact been much less morose this year.

That has changed somewhat over the last month and a half; this last weekend in particular wasn't much fun. And it's a reminder that I am still damaged goods.

That's not the only thing that's going on, though: some real differences in approach and philosophy are coming to the fore, coming to a head.

But: a good talk today, where we didn't dance around the issues. I'm considerably more optimistic now than I was last night.