So this has been the longest period of silence in the five year history of this blog.
Blame it on trouble with devices. I recently suffered a probably catastrophic yet annoyingly mysterious data loss in my laptop; the water heater in my shower substantially failed only three days after the one year warrantee period; a guitar that I brought back from America last year needs a rehab after apparently being left out in the elements for several years by some bailee.
Blame it on the holidays. I do kind of like Thanksgiving, but I've never been completely comfortable with Christmas. This year, pictures of a happy Thanksgiving set me off. (If an explanation is necessary, I'm sorry, none with be provided.)
Blame it on my youth! Nothing that I experienced early in life prepared me in any way for an adulthood that has turned out so weird.
More soon, I promise, in the more accustomed lighthearted vein.