Yesterday I was reminded by a reader’s eMail that not everyone follows me on Twitter. The reader’s message was simple and reasonable: where have updates to thenewcode.com gone?
In brief, then: my father died in early March 2017 after a short, terrible illness. I live in Canada, but was born in New Zealand, so much of February and March was occupied with flying to and from my home country.
The death of my father left me hollowed out: I found myself unable or unmotivated to do or care about much at all. Writing projects - including this site - fell to one side, along with everything else creative.
I am taking care of myself: I’ve managed to get back to regular exercise, with the goal of completing a marathon in May 2018. But I've discovered that heart-shot grief is a slow, painful process to recover from.
I have continued to contribute occassional work to my CodePen account, and have started the long process of redesigning this site. At the same time, realizing that some of the content on the site is slightly outdated, I have started to rewrite the articles; republishing will be noted on my Twitter account. I expect the full site to relaunch sometime in the third quarter of 2018.
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