I also apologize if it seems like a while since I have posted. I have had what I used to think of as a RLI - real life intrusion. Actually just a couple of bouts of illness. The reason I don't think of this as real life intruding any more is that my blog is part of my real life. It looms, indeed, large, since I use it as a medium of professional communication and (like all indies I fervently hope), as a marketing tool for the very real activity of literary editing which pays the mortgage.