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Happy Birthday Tilly!

A brief communications hiatus

I'm dealing with some difficult Life Stuff at the moment, so if you're one of the many people awaiting email from me, I apologize for the silence from this end -- and regret to say that unless it's something urgent, I'm unlikely to be able to get back to you before the end of next week. Thank you all for your patience. 

In the video above, one of my absolute favorite bands, Mumford & Sons, performs "Sigh No More," a song that starts with one of my absolute favorite lines from Shakespeare: the moment in Much Ado About Nothing in which Benedick comforts and advises the suffering Beatrice with these simple, powerful words: "Serve God, love me, and mend."

I send this out to my own loved one who is suffering today, and to any of you out there who are having a rough time too.