Well, here we are five years and roughly seven months since this blog last saw a post. Trust me, I wasn't on vacation. Nope, it was endless hours of slogging to rescue the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA) from demise after the full-time staff lost their jobs in the economic downturn following the Great Recession of 2008. As the nation's largest GIS association focused on the safety and security of the nation's infrastructure, GITA was an association worth saving. So myself and handful of others rolled up our sleeves and went to work on changing a 32-year old bricks-and-mortar institution with full-time staff into a virtual organization run by volunteers. Thankfully, in late 2018, GITA was finally able to move on to professional association management, and after a respite for me, I'm finally able to return to the keyboard.
And what a time to come back to the keyboard. I'm a Rip Van Winkle character waking up in the middle of a pandemic. Lots to be said. And, I'll do exactly that in the weeks ahead.