All of the handful of people who actually read this blog should have already known I'm alive, even though I haven't written anything here since November. Not particularly well, but alive.
There's a compelling story to be told in greater length someday, but the short version is that I'd put my life on hold since after Thanksgiving to be chauffeur, advocate and general jack-of-all-trades for my parents after Dad's health took a turn for the worse. He died in a Hospice facility on St. Patrick's Day. He was 5 1/2 months short of 80.
There's a compelling story to be told in greater length someday. But not today. For now, there's just this.