Suddenly remembered the internet exists this morning, that 99.9% of the people I call friend exist on it, and that I miss them. So today I’m going to try to catch up with what everyone has been doing since I checked out.

Lin and I are ok, but we have a number of ongoing situations, most of which are the sort one can’t do a damn thing about but sit and fret, or pray, or wring one’s hands (or obsessively play video games). In the midst of all the stress and chaos, it’s a million degrees outside all day every day, and to make it all even better, I’ve been in the process of giving up nicotine for good. When I planned the stepping down to end in July, I didn’t expect July to be as abnormal as it’s been, but here we are.

Anyway, I’m going to try to be online more and keeping in touch.