Ugh! For two days my home computer could not connect to the Internet. After speaking with tech support and reinstalling my ISP software, however, I am, miraculously, back online. It's an addiction - if I can't check my emails, I go into withdrawal. In any event, I have marked my return with two new quatrains: "A Classical Reference" and "Recipe." They're throwaways, but I'd rather have them than not.
Now that I've got my online fix, I can get back work a little on my Halloween story. Then it's off to the John Cage centennial event at the local college. Whee! I'm assured that 4 minutes and 33 seconds will NOT be heard today. But then, when is it ever?