I’m sorry I haven’t updated in a while. After the excitement over the holidays has subsided and the cold, cruel winter kicks in – short days, dead outdoors – I get sporadically pulled in this dark abyss where personal demons try to devour me. And no matter how prepared I think I am for it (armed with all the positive attitude I can muster), I can’t escape it. I get drawn in and it becomes a constant struggle not to get fully consumed. It’s like a monstrous, giant leech that sucks the color and life in my everyday, leaving me in a Tim Burton dream world – drab and strange.

In this dark place, there’s a sliver of light – where my family resides plus the fantastic virtual realities I engaged in to distract my mind and shut off the engulfing darkness. The new Zelda: Spirit Tracks for the DS was an enormous haven, and so was the Legend of the Seeker in Neftlix Instant Play.

I tossed between publishing this and not but I wanted to keep it real and share the bad together with the good. This is my tenth winter and it just doesn’t get better. I can’t imagine how other people can survive experiencing winter every year. Just the reduced amount of daylight during these months can make one go insane. How does winter and lack of enough daylight affect you?