Not to worry, folks. I'm still working here. I've just been busy of late. Historically speaking, blogging during the holidays is difficult at best and impossible at worst.
There will be new chapters. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Pleasant Solstice or whatever holy day you choose to observe while the neighbors get drunk and naked out in the yard or you sit through another viewing of "Home Alone," playing continuously on cable.