I really didn't mean to lie. I was going to have posts ready for my vacation absence but getting packed, a family gathering to celebrate my great-nephews 1st birthday and tying up loose ends at work took more time than I anticipated. I have a list going of post I've got planned. One involves my thoughts on the endless plague of gun violence. In recent years I've tried to stay away from talking about these things but I'm feeling more and more like I really need to speak the words that keep forming on the corners of my thoughts and on the tip of my tongue to stop their swirling inside of me. But... there are good things and we'll get to those too. Good day my friends.