Well, it's been a few months. I never have been good with journals or blogs.
Still, I suppose I should make some sort of attempt at justifying my presence here, so I will write something, but the short version. In October, I got sick with a staph infection that necessitated the replacement of my mechanical aortic valve, among other things. I spent more than two months in a hospital far away from family and friends, one of them completely sedated. Now I am stuck at a sister's house closer, but still not near enough, to home - possibly for months.
Being as unhappy as I am with this state of affairs, I will use at least some of the time to re-exploring several of the sites (like this one) and blogs that I used to read routinely. Mainly, though, this is because I now have a new laptop of my own, and can therefore bookmark them freely. Hopefully, I will be writing a little more here, but I do have one or two other sites where I like to write.
Nobody seems to read these things anyway.