Welcome back! As many of you know, this site has been down since late January, when it crashed. This was entirely my fault. I was impatient for a small change to be made and rather than wait on my tech support, I tried to teach myself. The result is I crashed the site. It has taken more than a month to restore the site. I am grateful to my tech team Ron (who it seems worked nearly around the clock to get this site back up), Andy, and Brian for everything they did to undo my mistake.
Unfortunately, even though the site has been restored, it has not been restored “whole.” The site has been re-uploaded using the original templates from when the site was created back in September 2009. This means that all blog entries (spanning October 16th, 2009 to January 22nd, 2010) and comments since then were lost. I was able to upload those blog entries to the old januaryfirst.org website, where they can still be read, but the comments are gone for good.
I have not written a new blog since January 22nd when the site went down, partly because I am back teaching but mostly because Jani has needed my complete attention. There have been some setbacks and some successes since then and I will fill you in soon. In the meantime, the 20/20 episode featuring Jani, plus two other local girls suffering from schizophrenia/psychosis, will air this Friday, March 12th, at 10pm on ABC. Previews are available here.