I'm sure my audience knows that I wouldn't neglect the blog unless something was up.
And something is up. Two somethings, actually. One very very bad . . . and one very very good. I wouldn't leave this wonderful outlet for the latter, but the former is inhaling all my time and mental energy.
So I will have to take an unwilling hiatus, but believe me when I say "This is not farewell, but au revoir!"