Nothing much to report: as you may have noticed, I haven't been around much even if my Internet connection has been restored (though it's still not quite as I would like it) -- I seem to have fallen out of the habit of logging on and pestering you all with my musings, for which you may all be grateful. Who knows how much longer it's going to last?
I owe you one update before I go, though: my nephew, it appears, is suffering from a nasty case of bartonella henselae...in other words, after 3 months of trial and error, the doctors have finally diagnosed his condition as (atypical) cat-scratch disease. As the disease is self-limiting, no further treatment is needed, though the swollen lymph nodes may persist for some months. Romeo doesn't care, he's just glad to be back in school.