Unfortunately for moi, it's been for what's been the usual reason for the past 2 years--the loss of our 4th and final surviving parental unit, Mrs. P's dad, Harry, at the ripe old age of 95. The end came quite suddenly in mid-August.
We've been pretty busy with wrapping up the odds and ends of both "Greatest Generation" families now for quite some time. Work still needs to be done. But now that all the old timers have gone on to their rewards, I guess it's now time for the current generation to pick up the slack and make something of ourselves before our own curtains ring down on the last act.
As I get back to the blog, I note with rue that the current administration is turning out to be every bit the Marxists that I knew them to be I'm also amused to see that pretty much all the rich smart guys, particularly in New York City's financial community, who bankrolled these unreconstructed Stalinists are having second thoughts. What a concept.
East Coast elitists love to think they're smarter than the rest of us. But as Forrest Gump told us, "Stupid is as stupid does." Now the Royal Smart Guys and the rest of the American voters who lemminged to the polls last fall have got a far worse situation than they did with Bush. So maybe it's time HazZzmat stepped back in and started helping out with the counter-revolution before it's too late.
I'm actually really glad for their sake that all four of our hardworking parental units won't be around to view the gory workout of this mess. Stay tuned.