Well, a little more than nigh. I'm done here.
Most of you have probably already figured that out, due to my relatively long absence from blogging here. Or you might have seen this. Essentially, I put this blog on indefinite hiatus in mid-December, figuring I'd at least leave myself the option to come back if something really interesting and/or motivating happened.
So I'm going to officially shut down this operation now. I'll leave the site in place, and probably even leave comments on. I just won't be writing anything new here.
As for the inevitable "why'd you quit?" questions, the answer's simple: I wanted to. I blog for fun, and the focus of this blog no longer provides me with any fun, not even that weird sort of quasi-fun that comes about from getting riled up over something awful. I'm happier devoting my energy elsewhere. There's really nothing more to it than that, so don't bother forming any dumbass conspiracy theories.
Thanks very much to the assorted commenters, emailers, blogbuddies, and general well-wishers. You guys did a lot to keep me going here well past the time I would have otherwise quit. I can't even count the number of posts that were born from someone emailing me an interesting and/or infuriating tidbit. I'm pretty terrible about responding to emails, but I read and appreciated all of them (except the dickish ones, obviously, but they were a tiny minority).
So, that's it, Fitchburg. Thanks for the memories, and good luck with everything!