and mostly healthy but not all the way. Around here they are calling this the 3 week cold which stinks. I am still congested and my voice is raspy. I am trying not to talk much at all, just downing lots of liquids, because I have to teach a long workshop in a couple of weeks and I don’t want to lose my voice which I am hearing is happening a lot with this cold. Anyway, thanks to all of you for the kind get well wishes. I am working my way through all of your old posts but please forgive me for not commenting on everything.

Writing stuff – last night I turned in my proposals for the CSLA conference. It’s the first time I’ve submitted to speak there so we’ll see how it comes out in May when they make their choices. I proposed two different sessions, one tied to Robert Smalls Sails to Freedom and the other tied to Hugging the Rock, which will just be coming out at the time of the conference.

I am asking to go to work on my new book project, VZ, but I think the rest of March is going to be taken up with cleaning up the mess around the house which is the natural fallout of finishing one book and doing the taxes. I will be reading a lot to prep for VZ thought so I’ll be ready to sit down and write come April 1.