My father recently suffered a significant medical event that has him hospitalized. At first, we weren’t sure he was going to survive. The prognosis has improved somewhat, but there’s still significant danger. To say it threw me for a loop is an understatement. My father is a strong, funny, outgoing man and I blithely expected him to be around forever. I don’t know if it’s needless to say, but I haven’t written in the last two weeks. I certainly will again. The interest is building, tempered by my concern for my dad. I’m not the most adept at compartmentalizing so this will be a challenge for the next while.