No, there is no left- or right-wing conspiracy in action here. I just need a little time to catch up. Homework is mounting, Otis has some kind of infection, work is crazy, and Mrs. Brainwise is pet-sitting elsewhere (but still dealing with a sick animal).
I am sorry that I left the blog without any updates since last Friday, but at least now you know I have not dropped off the face of the Earth. Well, not completely ... I still have a fingerhold.