Yes, absent for a while. My computer melt-down caused a blog quietness (though not 'quietude'). Also, 2007 has not been one of the best of years, and one aspect was the worst of years.
However, life, work, art (techne, poesis, scratching words), pleasures and drudges, pottering with and without guilt, keep me going onwards.
The strains of technology leave their traces.
More noise on ruby street, anyway.