I have been absent much of the past year because I was working on a re-election campaign in a battleground state. The issues I have blogged about for the past couple of years were too important to me to just sit on the sidelines when I could do something to help. So I quit my job, put my things in storage and moved in with strangers in a strange state.
My gamble paid off—my candidate won and those strangers turned into lifelong friends—but it didn’t leave much time for hobbies. As I decompress and start thinking about the future, I will be sure to update more frequently and share my thoughts on campaign life.