Sorry, my few and faithful blog readers, for my absence. Our Internet was down for about a week, so I’ve had to entertain myself without the constant distraction of the Internet, doing housewifely things mostly — laundry, dishes, cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom, changing sheets, making baby food, etc., etc., etc. — and reading lots. I’m reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five and the collected stories of John Cheever, and listening to Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth in my first audiobook adventure. I’ll fill you in on those soon, so hang on to your pants!