It has been some time since my last posting . . . apologies to all, especially my contacts at Gurze, who have been incredibly patient with me. In addition to the extra events and travel during the month of December my family was plagued with some illness. All of this made it difficult to find the time or energy to post. When the time for New Year's Resolutions hit, I thought to myself that "doing better with my blog posts" was an excellent thought. That was six days ago, and the "thought" never crossed my mind again.