Well it certainly has not been the holiday I expected. For those of you who have been wondering why there has been deafening silence here ... it is NOT due to holidays, but rather to misfortune. Rather than recite the story, please visit here. But briefly, my father-in-law was involved in a very serious cycling accident ... he is recovering slowly, but it has been a very emotional time (I am sure you can imagine).
I would like to thank all my friends and the many others who have left their best wishes -- in particular, CK, David, Ann, Paul, Luc, Marcus, Tim, Gianandrea, Mack, Tammy (c'mon Tammy get a blog), Lewis, Greg and Cam.