Sorry that I've been silent for about the past month. I've been trying very hard not to cough my lungs out. This effort has been complicated by the fact that my lungs have at various points been somewhat interested in getting out, tried to flee, and demanded egress in no uncertain terms. This led to a lot of coughing and trying not to cough, and not much of anything else, including writing. I'm on my second course of antibiotics, so hopefully I should be ok from now on.