Gone. All last week. Returned back to the desert over the weekend.
My new Kindle went kaput (shortly after arrival), I almost got bit by a shark (well, a baby shark, flopping about, loose aboard deck), and US Airways did their best the put the kibosh on what was a fantastic vacation, wonderful family meetup, and most relaxing beach experience.
Usually, on such occasions, I publish a notification here that I’ve “gone fishing”, and raise the “light posting” flag, but since I had a full Tumblr queue, decided to completely delegate posting to the Tumblr queue automatic publish feature. And it worked admirably, not missing a beat. I did have internet access at the hotel, but for the first time in years I was without the access of a computer (I brought only iPad and Kindle along) and am leery of unsecured open WiFi (Tumblr overlords, it would be nice if you offered HTTPS support like Facebook and Twitter do) so my Tumblr experience was relegated to browse only mode.
Soon, I shall address the full message queue (most of which existed even before I departed on this trip) and post some responses to reader submitted queries (or comments). God willing :-9