Yes, I am still alive, Dear Reader. I’m coming out of the worst illness I’ve experienced in the past few years. It knocked me on my keister. I’m thoroughly medicated now and feeling much better now, but I feel far from normal. I’ll write more in the next few days, but I wanted to let all of you who were worried about me…well, Bob, at least, that I’m OK. In the meantime, Tortmaster (http://tortmaster.spaces.live.com/) is back online and writing up a storm. While this space is dormant, enjoy a little levity and redoux from Tortmaster.