Hellooo out there! (sound of eerie echo returns). OK, things have been deathly quiet here since I last posted, just about a month ago. Sorry for the extended absence, hadn't intended on being away so long. Although actually, I have been back for a couple weeks now, just very very busy with my work, and haven't had a chance to get back to the blog. And honestly, it has also been difficult summoning the motivation to start posting again, what with all the problems and obstacles recently. But I still have a great interest in the blog, so I will get back on track with some new posts soon (as well as getting back to restoring some of the old posts that have been dormant for far too long). So, hang in there (keep checking back), and I'll get this show back on the road very soon. Thanks for your patience.