No, I have not fallen off the planet, been kidnapped by the Russian Mafia, or finally been institutionalized......My lack of posting is actually the result of a faulty PC. It seems my USB ports have malfunctioned and are no longer "recognized" by windows. This brings me to a conundrum to post sans pictures or not at all. Let's face it folks we all look at blogs for the pictures.....well except for those really witty political/philosophical blogs (of which this is not). So unless I am struck with some profound revelation which I must share with the world this blog will temporarily be on holiday. Let's hope I can resolve this problem quickly....I have so many cool things I want to share!