Hacking and snorting, I’m back. Thanks to all for your good wishes and suggestions yesterday, and to you, Pat Hermes, for putting my mind at rest that the world would spin on while I was taking a time out. I didn’t believe you. But once again I put that old science background to the test. I checked the clock when I made my announcement and checked it again late in the day. Astonishingly, time had moved on while I was having a pity party on the living room sofa. Pat, you’re scary good.