Well, I'm alive. And, as you can see, I'm online.
I've suffered several catastrophes. The main one concerned my health, but I'm still functioning. Of relevance to the readers of SOL is the fact that in early August my computer died. And while I had backed up everything several weeks earlier, I lost the next two chapters of "University," 49 and 50, and the fragments of the ensuing two.
Somehow, my muse has either deserted me ... or has gone on holiday.
As you may recall, Patrick and Rachel will be in Melbourne to see Wagner's Ring this month. Perhaps things will (re-)appear once they're back in Sydney.