I've been away from the blog for a while.
There will come a time when I'll write about the circumstances of my absence, which were unpleasant. But not today. For now, I'd like to express my gratitude for the support of my family, my co-bloggers here, and the friends who have written and offered good cheer. I'm very fortunate.
I'm back. Send in those story tips, requests for free speech help, abusive and confusingly scatological emails, and thus-and-such.