3 1/2 months later...
Okay, I could offer all manner of excuses and (even good) reasons for my disappearance, but none would change the fact that 3 1/2 months have lapsed since my last post.
I regret my absence, offer my sincere apology, and vow to return to (posting) form. Watch for new posts soon!
-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist