I'm slowly coming back. You'll notice that I've finally update the Basement Songs links and added some new links to the section "Other Decent Writings" section. Somehow I've found the motivation to dive back into Thunderbolt and keep it running. Perhaps I won't create the same long winded entries like I did in the past, but I'm okay with that if you are. Right now, my focuses on writing will be aimed at Basement Songs and the book.
Yes, I am writing a book. It's a bit of an experiment that I'm trying and I will go into detail about sometime in the future. All I can say is that up until a few weeks ago, the book was actually "that thing I'm working on." Then I began to review the number of pages I had and suddenly realized, "Holy crap, this actually is turning into a book." This realization actually made me feel good and gave me some confidence that I didn't expect.
Still, it's an experiment and I'm not sure how it will turn out. But I'm excited about writing, which is a feeling I haven't had in a while (which may account for Thunderbolt being MIA).