I want to apologize to all of you who may have been trying to use the site. Earlier this year I moved off of a shared hosting platform that had served me well for years. However in the year prior to the move things had just bogged down no matter how I tried to optimize the site. So I jumped over to DigitalOcean. I love these guys and if you have not tried them yet you should! They have all sorts of dedicated hosting options starting at $5 a month including one click applications setups and just raw servers. Anyway I had initially opted for the bare bones server mode and I did the entire LAMP and WordPress setup on my own. Ever since then I have had odd issues with poor MySQL performance and more recently (past few months) the database just quits responding to the application. So I decided to do yet another transition to one of the Digital Ocean WordPress installs. So here you find yourself on the new server with a clean install of all the goodies and hopefully I can start focusing on content not troubleshooting for awhile.