Awful, awful news in my extended family; the wife of one of my mom and aunt's cousins (popularly known as "the cousins") has died; she was young, mid-30s at the latest, and is leaving behind several children and her husband. Still a lot of unknown about the exact causes.
Anyway, posting might be a bit muted today.
Also not sure about my NYC plans now, though there might be a delay before the funeral, so it won't interfere.
Passage of the Moment
"Dave had been listening instead of talking, a standard feature of
his 'low profile'--and very nearly a third way to lie, Ira, and
easier than its equivalent--talking while saying nothing--and also
tends to give the nontalker a reputation for wisdom. Never cared for
it myself--talking is the second of the three real pleasures in life and the only thing that sets us apart from the apes. Though just barely."
--Lazarus Long in Heinlein's "Time Enough For Love"