So here I am, returning from yet another unplanned Off on a Tangent hiatus . . . which, of course, happened right after I said I would be trying to be more active on the site in 2014. Go figure. Well, during that time (and even for a while before), I’ve still been thinking, following the news, snapping photos, and working on other projects. I’ve also managed to have two separate colds so far this year, which hopefully is not a sign of things to come, but did contribute to my laxness here.

What other projects have I been working on? In addition to my normal day job, I continue to volunteer with Saint Veronica Catholic Church as lead of the RCIA program (through which adult converts study to become Catholics), and Melissa and I also represent the parish on the Arlington Diocese committee of Parish Ecumenical and Interreligious Representatives (a group charged with trying to foster friendship and understanding between the Catholic Church, non-Catholic Christian communities, and non-Christian religious communities). Just last weekend, the group visited Beth El Hebrew Congregation—a Jewish synagogue associated with the Reform movement—for Shabbat services and an enlightening question-and-answer session with Rabbi Isserow.

Melissa and I also spent a lot of time over the last few months implementing a newly redesigned web site for our parish (as contractors), and I’ve been hard at work on the next version of Off on a Tangent (hopefully coming soon), and I’m also laying the groundwork for some other projects that I’ll be sharing more information about as I get them out of the embryonic stage. So don’t take a silent web site as a sign of idleness!

Anyway, in lieu of a long description of what I’ve been doing for the last two months or so, here, have some random photos.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.