It's official: my laptop, in which my music, photos, important documents, and at least half of my notes/lists (from which my creativity manifests into something more tangible) are stored, is ailing considerably. In other words, it's nonfunctional and requires servicing, if not replacement. Although I'm able to access the Internet through other avenues--at the moment, I'm using someone else's computer--my photos and other more interesting aspects of this forum are trapped in that thing that has inescapably become one of the few possessions I consider "mine"; my laptop is my primary source of distant connection, news about the world at large--my means of communicating with friends, loved ones, acquaintances, colleagues with whom our respective situations in life have put us at varied physical distances.
So, dear friends and readers, I apologize for what will seem like lazy neglect of this blog. I truly intend to do some more substantial upkeep of this space, and will attempt just that once I am able to retrieve whatever I had not yet backed up on my own computer (I hope this will happen by the end of the week). Thankfully, I'll still have a bit of Internet time throughout the week, so please don't hesitate to browse the blog, leave comments, or drop me a line via email. Thanks, as always, for visiting. Have a lovely week.