After an extremely difficult couple of years, the old course of my academic, professional, and family life have reached an end, and a new course must now be plotted. I remain thankful for my wonderful children in all this, without whom I would surely be lost. The future is uncertain in many ways, but there is at least hope in a new direction to pursue and the promise of adventure ahead in the rebuilding of our new lives.
I'm often given quotes involving God opening and closing doors. I'm sure God has better things to do than invoke complex Boolean logic on my behalf. But there are times when things seem to fall together or fall apart inexplicably, and having seen much of both over the past year or so suggest that any such plan is unknowably complex to plot any action beyond just moving forward as best we can. And so we shall.