So the new job is in full swing and I will go ahead and blame it for the lack of intended frequency of posts. It is creating significant additional stress at the moment but I am confident that things will improve over the coming weeks. Grad school picks up again next week however, so hopefully the two things put together won't prove too dangerous.
Despite some other less heartening overheard remarks, I had a nice dinner with co-workers this evening that included a gay guy (other than me) who is very much an accepted part of the group. It was nice to see their reactions to him. Hopefully I will one day enjoy the same.
I hope everyone's new year is off to a good start.