A couple of people who follow this blog have contacted me. Let me assure everyone that I'm still alive and intend to post again, but a few things have gotten in the way lately.
Believe it or not, even lowly bloggers have lives, and mine has been nothing short of insane for a couple of years now. I haven't forgotten that the blog is here, but I've been so busy with other things that every day of my life lately has been spoken for.
2. Computer issues
There are apparently people in the world who have two things to do: Jack off, and sit behind a computer for 8 hours a day, dreaming up ways to screw up other people's PCs. In a lot of cases the individuals can't really profit in any way from what they are doing, so they aren't even being good thieves. They are just reveling in the act of sabotage. I appear to have become a victim of such people. We have a virus, the "Shockwave" thing, that I can't get rid of. It hijacks and cripples computers. I will probably have to have professional help to get rid of this. Problem is, I can't afford it.
Regardless, I've been watching the Iraq/ISIS situation with interest, and will comment very soon. -- MJ