Wow! I have taken quite the unintentional two-week hiatus -- so much travel, friends, family, Memorial Day festivities, and barbecues going on the past two weeks that I haven't been able to think straight [or sit at my computer for any length of time]. Fortunately/unfortunately I am back to the grind today, and have a long queue of interesting posts to share. Thanks to everyone for their kind, thoughtful comments as of late! I can't wait to get back to everyone!