So, it’s definitely been quiet on this site lately…like, really quiet. I’ve had a couple stretches over the past few years where I would go a week or so without a post, but this is well beyond that. It’s been two months since I’ve put anything on the site and much longer since I’ve actually written anything original.
There’s a reason for this. My shore duty is officially over, and I’m back on a ship. Hours and responsibilities have drastically increased while writing time has become nearly non-existent.
In the Navy, there’s a phrase we use on the radio when important traffic needs to be passed. If someone is tying up the line with trivial information, we’ll say, “Silence on the Net” and then pass the critical word. This is basically what I’ve had to do with Military Dad. What time I do have away from work is dedicated to the family, practicing the things that I have preached on this site for the past 2+ years. Ignoring my family to write about what an awesome dad I am is a level of hypocrisy that I’m not quite ready to achieve yet.
If you’ve been around the site for awhile, you know how much it means to me and how much I’ve enjoyed writing about my family and life over the past few years. Therefore, I’m not shutting it down, but the posts may be few and far between. For the moment, there’s more important traffic to pass, so it’s mostly going to be silence on the net.