Yes, I have been gone for a while. I have been adventuring, and writing, and drawing, and painting, and being under the weather, and zydeco dancing, and otherwise occupied. I have missed y'all here. I'll wrangle with my posting now that I've washed all my laundry and I'm somewhat vertical again. As an apology, this splendid photo: "Odalisque" ~ Miss Deph by Phil Nouros, inspired by Boucher.