The days have drawn short. I made note of the hour that it was absolutely without question totally fucking dark already! tonight and it was 7:03 p.m. Possibly the surest indication of middle age, I think, is this: a general inability to reconcile the time/season you FEEL it is, with the time/season it ACTUALLY is. Sigh.
That said, the past many months between posts have been both educational and interesting. I am only one week home from a European vacation spent in the company of many lovely individuals. More on that next post.