Where have I been? Same place - preschool twins, dissertation, full time work.
The dissertation is being completely reworked. Due to the committee at the end of the semester for defense either over break or in February (and I can't miss that because I will be dismissed from the program if I don't make it). That definitely deserves more discussion. I went back and went a lot deeper into CMC literature - nothing really new there - but also picked up some lit on English for Academic Purposes and linguistics. Interesting stuff.
I have no idea how people write books.
Also attended MD SLA's Leveraging Data to Lead. I'll post my slides next.