Several of you have written to me recently inquiring after my absence here on the blog. So, I wanted to let you all know that I am, in fact, still alive.
I was in a fairly nasty auto accident about a week ago. (See my poor, beloved, now "totaled" car to the left.) Short story: a woman ran a red light and placed her SUV in my lap. I was pretty banged- and bruised-up, but no broken bones, so I've just chalked this little adventure up to the inevitability of encountering disaster in the company of Memphis drivers. (The cop at the scene offered this sage reflection: "Well, honey, I guess it was just your turn.") The only "good" thing to come out of this was that there was a policeman sitting at the red light THAT THE OTHER DRIVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN STOPPED AT, so there's no dispute about liability. Even still, I have to find a new car-- preferably, one without an accompanying car note-- and I have to spend way more time than I have to spare dealing with this mess.
I will return to the blog shortly. Thanks for your concern. Stay tuned.