I know posting here and communication from me generally has been greatly reduced of late. I thought I should explain briefly.
Sadly, my younger brother died in mid-December after a short, fierce illness. I got to visit him several times in Alaska in the months preceding, and of course was there with family afterward for the services and other arrangements.
This all takes time and, I discover, considerable emotional energy, too. I've been at work since, but honestly haven't been as focused or energetic as I'd like. I expect that to change, and I intend to be more in the flow.
Thanks to those who have mentioned missing the posts; that's gratifying. Look for more in the future.