Recently, I received a email from a newsvine friend expressing sadness at my absence from this community. I responded to the email and after contemplating her words decided to publish this short explanation. I am doing fine, but am experiencing a little bout of writer's block. If you can call what I pen, writing. I have turned a phrase or two but still consider myself a work in progress. I seem to run a pattern of reading voraciously and not being able to write anything of consequence. I hope everyone here is doing well and that 2012 will be a exhilerating ride for all. I spend much of my time doing other things these days and still read some from the vine but haven't produced a worthy comment for public consumption. Take care everyone.