by Michael D. Anestis, M.S.
Greeting, folks! Over the past two plus weeks, PBB has been on hiatus. The reason for our absence is a wonderful one: early in the morning on February 24, Joye and I welcomed our first child to the world. Since then, we have been basking in the wonder of parenthood, enjoying every moment with our little one and discovering just how little a person can sleep over an extended period of time. All this being said, our plan is to return to PBB on this coming Monday (March 15).
In addition to our new arrival, Joye and I also learned that, beginning in July, I will be spending my internship year working as a resident at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. I am absolutely thrilled by the prospect of becoming a part of this prestigious program and am certain that it will help me develop further both as a clinician and a researcher.
Obviously, given all of these changes in our lives, Joye and I will have to adjust PBB to fit new life demands. Over the coming months, the timing and frequency of PBB posts will be more fluid than they have been in the past. At times, we'll post multiple articles in a day. At other times, we'll go a couple days between postings. Similarly, while I will continue to publish comments as they come in, sometime our replies will be a bit delayed (and other times they'll be obsessively quick). That being said, our vision for PBB over the next year and beyond is one of expansion. We have lined up a number of incredible guest authors and are in contact with many others in hopes of securing future contributions. We also have a number of plans to ensure that PBB extends its reach and we look forward to unveiling those ideas to you as they come to fruition.
As we move forward with the site, remember that we are always looking to work with guest authors. If you are interested in writing for the site, send me or Joye an email and we will fill you in on what that entails.
One final point: we regret that our absence coincided with the one year anniversary of the launch of PBB. Last year, on March 1, we posted our first article. In the 12 months since that date, we have been thrilled with the development of the site, the contributions of our guest authors and readers, and the conversations that have taken place. We have become friends with folks we previously only knew as incredible researchers and therapists and we have learned an incredible amount of new information by delving into the literature each day. We are hopeful that 2010 will bring great things to the site.
In the meantime, thanks for your patience as we have been away. We look forward to sparking our conversations back up again and diving back into this site.