Have you guys seen the movie “Hook” starring Robin “God Bless Him” Williams?  In it, Peter Pan has forgotten how to be Peter Pan.  The Lost Boys try to re-teach him, but he has forgotten everything he knows.  He’s a grown-up, now, not Peter Pan.

But then, one day, it all comes back to him.  Rufio (the guy in charge of the Lost Boys) tells him “You are the Pan.  You can fly, you can fight, and you can crow!

That’s a teeny tiny bit how I feel right now.  I AM The Pike!  I can raid!  I can do heroics!  And I can… uh… I guess I can crow?

"Has anyone in this family even SEEN a chicken?"
“Has anyone in this family even SEEN a chicken?”

Coming back is really neat.  It’s not easy, especially after such a long hiatus.  But I’m making progress, and it’s, well… it’s comforting, for lack of a better word.  It’s good to be back!