I'm back. It's been a while since I was writing regularly and publishing on The Urban Libertarian. Twitter had seen its fair share of my time, but I had been working on a redesign and refocusing on what it was that made me love writing and how I delivered that message. And then, when I travelled back home to Indiana for my 10 year high school reunion, my computer was stolen out of my mom's car. I had spent 10 years in New York City and had never been mugged, robbed, or had anything broken into or stolen, but the assumed safety of the midwest
When I arrived back in Brooklyn, I had piece of mind that I had made a backup of the computer. I went to the backup drive, and the backup from the previous week was "in progress", and therefore unable to be restored. At first I was frustrated. The first few years of content wasn't gone forever; I had saved that in another program and could pull from a web browser. But all the time and structure I had spent building into the website was gone.
I was faced with a choice. Try to get back to Square 1 to get to the same to Square 2; or start a completely new chessboard. I've decided the latter. Over the next few months, the content published here will have a slightly different tone than my previous site. I'll be adding an archive of my favorite pieces from before. The new Urban Libertarian will be more personal, yet more reflective. I hope you enjoy it, and I'm looking forward to being back in the game.