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After an almost 4 month hiatus, I'm finally back to article writing. The last 4 months have been something of a nightmare turned reality, starting the week before Easter. Part of the hiatus involved my mother being diagnosed with heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. She's doing much better now, but it didn't look good for a while. First time diagnosis (at 89) for her, she hates going to the doctor, even though she used to be an OR nurse! Perhaps because she has been a nurse!

The other part of the hiatus involves me personally, and I'm happy to share, but you'll have to email me directly as the content is not really lounge appropriate (that'll raise some eyebrows!)

I consider everyone here to be part of my larger "digital community", and through the last 4 months I have also been graced with amazing community support where I live. I can't emphasize enough how important it is to be surrounded by loving friends during times of crisis. To paraphrase a cliche, keep your friends close and the crazies far, far away, in another galaxy.

While the emotional healing continues, I feel like I've finally regained enough of a foundation to stand on and start letting the creative juices flow again. I've really missed that!

Thanks for reading and thanks to Code Project for creating the connections to the people here that I relied on for some stability amidst all the turmoil, even though ya'll didn't know it.

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