For two weeks, I have been enmeshed in family concerns, so I have been missing in action on this blog. No short stories. Not much commentary. No visiting other blogs. To cut to the chase, my spouse is facing open heart surgery in the near future. So please bear with me during this time. My presence will be intermittent. Thankfully, I have several posts in the pipeline, already on the schedule. Thanks in advance for your understanding and support.