I'm sorry to have to interrupt my absence from blog activity. Silence is golden, but my summer travels have renewed my determination to destroy the sleepy stillness into which this corner of digital space has fallen. Words are on their way– reflective, expressive, judgmental, and partisan: words. Images as well! For this I can only apologize, and hope that the expanding ripples I excite may indirectly lead you, my reader, full-circle, back to the secret spring of the wordless world.