It sure feels nice to be missed
Your observations are correct. That I haven't been around as much as I'd like, and as much as most of you would like, and that I'm not usually needed outside situations that require serious policing.
On a personal note, I have been swamped with my studies. For those of you who don't know this, I'm pursuing my second Masters degree at Carnegie Mellon. With job, school, and a toddler at home I'm not left with much time to do things I really like doing.
I'll try to be around as much as I can. In the meantime, if you really, really, really
need my attention, drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org