Well, perhaps this silence of mine has been a bit longer that I supposed it might be. I changed jobs a few months back, and it's taking more time than I expected to figure out a new daily routine. It seems like most of my chess-playing time and energy has disappeared.
At least the interest in the game is still there, so maybe there's hope! I have started reading the blogs again and I'm casting around a little for a good way to get my studies going again. I've tried a couple of times to get CPT configured as a tactics trainer. It seems a little awkward to work with. Perhaps the answer is to simply break down and buy a copy of CT-Art. I tinkered with the demo version and didn't like it much. The most "fun" study tool I've used it the Chess Tactics Server. Since the crash and restart, it's a lot harder to monitor progress.
Anyway, I'm back. I know, nobody noticed I was gone! That's OK. I understand.