I had really hedged about posting this news, but several of the people who have come to know me through my blog had emailed me, asking why I hadn't been heard from recently. I am sad to report that my father died rather suddenly, and I buried him this week. I had thought about writing on some of the things I have experienced, but it seemed crass and unseemingly, so I have stayed silent while absorbing not only the loss of my father, but the knowledge that I no longer have parents.
I will return to writing on my blog shortly, once my mind unthaws and functions again. Thank you to all who have checked in with me and voiced concern.