Gentle readers, if you exist, I offer my apologies. Lately, real life has seized my mind’s ear in a most unequivocal way. I have listened and am listening still to some vital, essential messages that demand strict attention. While I have been paying attention, lct life has been suspended. Ironically though, one of the things real life has been telling me is to take short vacations from her in places that I enjoy. This is one of them, and so from my deck chair I am able to catch up with some unfinished business. Please enjoy, then, and know that it’s good to be back.