Howdy folks! Sorry for the brief publishing hiatus, but other parts of life needed tending-to for a few weeks. Plus, it doesn’t hurt to take the occasional break from the writing, painful as it can be to restart. But now I’m looking at a slew of article ideas all stacked up and crying out for love, so it’s get to work. First up, though, a guest article — let’s give a warm e.pol welcome to Beth Becker’s debut on the site.