Stopping in for a minute to let y'all know that I haven't met with some untimely demise. Not exactly anyhow. We've hit a patch of rough air here at the commonplace household and I've had to return to my seat with my belt fastened tightened securely around my lap. I'll be back when I find a comfortable cruising altitude—or if I can find the words—even sooner.

Thank you for your email messages and phone calls checking in on me—they mean everything.