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    May 26, 2009

    Back to blogging

    Posted by: Chris

    Blogging I'm baaaaaack.

    It's been about 100 days since the last time I put fingers to keyboard here on the blog, an absence much longer than I ever anticipated. In fact, back in February when I wrote that last past, I had absolutely no plan to take a break of one day or one week, much less three months. That long break came more organically, I would say, though that makes it sound more healthy than it deserves.

    I may write more about the why's for my break at some later date, but the short version is that my partner and I suffered a setback in our hope to bring him to the U.S., and for some time I simply withdrew -- in disgust, in exhaustion and in impatience -- from the politics and law of my home country.

    For the last few weeks, I've begun re-engaging and now I feel ready to begin re-blogging. And what better day to begin than the day when President Obama names his first nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the day that the California Supreme Court announces its decision on the constitutionality of Prop 8.

    More on those topic later today, but for now -- let me just say a very special thank you to Andoni for filling in the gaps when he was able, and to all of you who continued to read and who offered encouragement to me, as well.

    Now… back to blogging!



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    1. Tim C on May 26, 2009 1:06:52 PM:

      Welcome back. Yes, you were missed and I hope this is an indication that things in your personal sphere are improving.

    1. Jim on May 26, 2009 5:26:02 PM:

      I wondered when Punxatawney Chris would emerge from his hole and declare an end to winter! :)

    1. Colin on May 26, 2009 6:08:01 PM:

      Missed your perspective, Chris, although Andoni did an excellent job of keeping the blog up to date and relevant!

    1. Strict Scrutiny on May 26, 2009 8:32:00 PM:

      Welcome back, Chris.

    1. Chuck on May 27, 2009 1:31:14 AM:

      Wow! It's so good having you back, Chris. At risk of repeating what others have already said, you were sorely missed. And reinforcing Colin's comment, Andoni did, indeed, do an excellent job of keeping us readers of your site up to speed.

      We look forward to the resumption of your thoughtful and insightful commentaries.

    1. InExile on May 27, 2009 9:24:00 AM:

      Sorry to hear you guys had a setback! We have all had those times in our immigration battles and it is enough to make anyone withdraw.

      Welcome back Chris!

    1. David on May 27, 2009 8:29:47 PM:

      Hope you post about about your obviously frustrating and painful immigration travails. I'm a Foreign Service Officer with a Brazilian partner of 16+years, about to leave Brazil again for the third time.

    1. Martha McDevitt-Pugh on May 29, 2009 4:14:46 PM:

      Welcome back Chris. Glad you're back. Will we see you in Washington at the June 3 Senate hearing on the Uniting American Families Act? Lin and I will be there.

    1. cheap ugg boots on Nov 29, 2010 6:42:40 AM:

      I have one overarching fear of Sotomayor - her Catholicism! I am frankly terrified of the rationality of anyone who claims allegiance to one of the most repressive and brutally antidemocratic institutions in the world.

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