Be back soon

Hi everyone,

I’m sorry to be AWOL but my mother had a rough spell yesterday morning and wound up in the hospital. I spent eight hours with her and will return this morning. Hopefully, she’ll go home this afternoon and she’s going to be okay, but at her age one can’t be too careful.

I’ll do my best to return to business by tomorrow, maybe even later today, although things are stacking up pretty fast around here.

Don’t forget that anyone who wants to try his or her luck this month writing fiction, nonfiction, essay, or song inspired by the Word of the Month word — SUMMER — is invited to do so. Naturally the poets will continue with our traditional poetry challenge.