Based on the various emails and comments to blog posts that I have received, and my inability to answer them in a timely manner, I have come to the realization that I need explain why I have not been actively blogging much lately, or responding to emails in a timely manner. I'm not comfortable offering significant detail, but Barry and I are in the midst of trying to support and lovingly care for an aging parent. It takes all of our energy at this point. So, please bear with us. And, please provide your prayers and loving thoughts based upon your own traditions. We will greatly appreciate them.