You are absolutely correct, something is/has been up. While I'll not to take the liberty to fully explain just what I'm up to I'll simply beat around the bush and say, IF you knew what I've been up to, (while still maintaining this Website) you'd be absolutely amazed.
I am on a major project that has to do with ME, for once. I run SBYNews on my own. I get to see and read every comment before moderation and I can comment if I so choose. I just haven't seen anything worth responding to. As for the "local" news, there just hasn't been much of it and after doing this for so many years, this happens all the time.
In fact, I have something personal happening this weekend in which I will be away. I'll have articles for Saturday but I probably won't post anything on Sunday.
As for what I've been up to, you will all know soon enough. I make no excuses. I'll simply say, no one I know works harder then I do, seven days a week, 365 days a year.