Dear friends, thanks very much for your sympathy and support. Just a note to say that I'm fine (and more than fine), and I'll probably be pretty quiet this week because I'm on vacation & I have to duke it out with the kids to get online. I'm also contemplating a long-overdue redesign of my blog, so if I ever can get Alan off of Baldur's Gate and Tori off of the Harry Potter fan-fic site, that'll probably be what I do first.
So if you come here and there's nothing to read, use the time to do a few minute's shamatha or zazen instead. -- Actually that's probably what you ought to do even if there is something here to read, but that's your problem, not mine :-)