I have been alerted to the fact that a crazy rumor has gotten around telling people I don't even speak with as well as personal  friends of mine that I am dead. I know who started this rumor. 

Although it is true that I took off some time from my weekly blog, I assure everyone I am absolutely alive and kicking! 

In fact, I will explain a lot in my next post, which is scheduled to get back into the swing of things beginning the first Wednesday of 2018; that will be on the 3rd, for those of you who like to keep track of the details.

So until then, enjoy the rest of the year and I shall "see" y'all on the 3rd!