Not dead yet -- but close.
If you'll indulge a little whining . . I do not recommend attempting to finish a Masters thesis while co-writing two papers, taking a class at Harvard, preparing two presentations for a conference, finishing grant proposals, and working fifteen hours a week. Oh! And buying a house that needs renovations. "A handy-(wo)man's fixer upper!"
I'm a Type-A masochist. There's solace in the fact that most of the academic blogs I follow aren't updating, either.