I haven't fallen off the planet, I am still alive and kicking!
I've been on the road the past couple weeks - first in Kansas City, MO and this week in Bellevue, WA. I got to meet a bunch of cool people at the classes in Kansas City and Bellevue, and at the Kansas City SQL Server Users Group.
I've been working on this, which will be available soon (more later).
Christy and I have been diligently working on our house in Farmville, VA. It goes on the market next week with any luck.
Between the writing and the house, May's been a busy month. June promises to be the same, but eventually things will settle down to "normal". Immediate plans include two more installments in my ETL Instrumentation series (especially since I'm getting email about people implementing it!).
I met someone here in Bellevue who reads my blog: Vern Rabe. Vern's teaching the Microsoft Official Curriculum SSIS class down the hall and has some cool SQL Server information on his website.