I have doctor's appointments every day this week, so I won't have the time to post very much. Next week things should return to normal.
On an unrelated note, the results of several writing contests I've entered will soon be announced. I will be happy if I place, but will be a little discouraged if I'm passed over this go round. I have other options open to me for publication, though literary journals do not pay for submissions. After years of neglect, I've finally gotten back to writing short fiction again, and find I enjoy it considerably if I find a subject that inspires me.