I apologize for my absence here and everywhere else online.  This has not been a happy absence.

Very early in the morning on Friday, February 6th my cousin Craig Arriola fell backwards off his second story balcony and fractured his scull.  It was thirty, forty minutes before he was found, and despite the best medical care available in Dallas, Texas, Craig never regained consciousness or any level of brain functioning.  He passed away last Friday and was burried on Monday.  I have spent much of this time in Dallas grieving with my extended family.

Craig was very dear to me.  He was seven years younger, but we connected deeply when he was a baby and maintained that special connection through his 22 years of life.  I will miss him.

I am home now, and attempting to return to daily life.  Hopefully I’ll be back to posting regularly, and on topic, soon.