"The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated..."

Yes, you read that correctly. By use of some early morning ramblings, I'm going to attempt to explain just exactly what the hell I've been up to--other than writing. I made a voice recording this morning on my way to work that I've posted here (and elsewhere) completely unedited. It's raw and off the cuff, so please bear with.

In a nutshell, 2021 has been a hell of a year for the Rudolph family and household. I hope you'll take the time to hear me out and understand why I chose to prioritize some things over others.