First off, I am a git for not posting for so long. Sorry, seriously. It's inconsiderate.
Having said that, things have been going on. I am posting at another blog, imaginatively entitled "a stranger's fever" (astrangersfever.blogspot.com), and if anyone is reading this, I would be glad to see/hear from them there.
I will be putting up links and so forth once I can work out how to do it again.
Either way, thanks for the listening through what, looking back, was a rather remarkable period of my life.