(this being the traditional week for ‘site maintenance’) . . . the hands  (mine) are asking for a little kinder treatment.  In an effort to pull a few straws off the camels’ backs, am going to put this blog and Riparians on hold — along with a few other real-life low-priority items.  Archery, stuff like that.

Next post when it comes out will be the review of Dark Night of the Soul, save a possible PSA if something else happens that might.  No particular deadline in mind, and not sure when I’ll resume the regular posting schedule.  Meanwhile visit the links, get to work on your New Year’s Resolutions, take up a hobby — I’m sure you’ll think of something.  I’ll be back to writing here as soon as practical to do so.

Take care & Happy New Year!