I will say this very bluntly. I have been MIA from this blog for quite a while. There was a death in the family, & I have been helping certain family members plan the funeral & memorial service. Plus, I’ve been taking care of my parents’ house while they are on vacation (watering plants, sweeping the yard, picking up mail, etc.).

I’m probably going to be back to writing regularly after this week is over. Man, it’s been a long couple of weeks…