Good day, fellow Civilization fanatics. You may recognize my username as the co-founder and a past co-/lead administrator of Apolyton Civilization Site or creator and writer of the ongoing One More Turn dramedy podcast, but I anticipate most of you know me as the co-founder and one-time lead co-host of PolyCast (PC), the original Civ strategy podcast and only one still in continuous production. When I announced my then-pending departure from PC in 2018, I explained that I "came to th[is] decision as a result of changes in my personal life[...] not any wanting to disassociate myself from the show or distance myself from Civilization even". I was not more specific in my write-up than that, though I did mention the following on the show itself: that July I got married, having purchased a house with my then-fiance the year prior, and we adopted a puppy named Miley that September. I was last a guest on PolyCast in June of 2020, my eleventh such appearance to that point and to date. Now with this (re-)introduction and overview said, the reason I am starting this thread is to share with you -- the Civilization community -- another change in my personal life... one I would argue is the most significant to date. Last October, Allison and I welcomed our first child, Evan, into the world: Whether or not you are a parent yourself, I expect it will not come as a surprise for you to learn that while I am still playing Civ, it is not as often as before he was born. Our house has certainly been filled with more laughing, learning, loving and living than ever before since! The photo of him above is from late March, and indeed he has continued and is continuing to grow still. Love you, baby boy.