I’m still around and hope to get back to writing regularly in the next couple of days.  Right now I am bogged down in essay grading, oh joy!  I have managed to get the dogs out, which has basically been the only thing I’ve had time for lately beyond catching up with work.  Loosing nearly 2 solid weeks to getting sick has just put me so far behind!  Not a whole lot to catch up on, but I do have a few things to talk about.  I’ll write more soon.  Cheers