As always, feel free to discuss what you will and you want in this space. This is the oDeck, after all. I have been rather absent in recent months and only caught up here and there with the (impending) consolidation of io9 and gizmodo and the pursuant ramifications, so let us enjoy the company of each other like we always have.

Personally, I’m in the middle of a move. I have a week from yesterday to <big deep breath!> move from one city to another city. All for good reasons. Excellent ones. Yeah, I have a week to do a Herculean task, though it’s happening with a little help from my friends, and that’s more than enough for me to get by.

So what say you all? How are we oDeckers doing? I have not been able to keep up with everything recently or post much at all in recent months because of positive life upheaval. I’ve missed the camaraderie, I don’t know enough to comment well on the inevitable consolidation that appears to be occurring, but I want to hear how and what we old skool [sic] wonderful miscreant Jedi ninjas are doing!

If anyone is interested, I have been typing up an essay (as my free time allows) on Back to the Future re: an issue that has not been addressed in any media coverage or forums that I have read this year, and it being 2015 and the 30th anniversary, I would like to post the essay before 2016. Some aspects are controversial, much more so now than when the movie was made and released. The subsequent evolution of social consciousness has widened the lens of perception and opened doors to higher levels of discussion and awareness that are well worth the controversy that may be raised and resolved in the process. I welcome that process, and that is why I have taken my time writing and rewriting my essay on a particular singular unaddressed issue in the film series. (And, no, I am not talking about hoverboards and the modern fake “hover boards.”)