A reader wrote to ask me what I've been doing for the last 18 months.
That's a good question. The answer is: Nothing spectacular, just trying to keep my head above water. That's proven to be more of a challenge than I anticipated.
My mother's death hit me harder than I expected and I've spent months in a semi-depression. I'm just climbing out of that now, as evidenced by this post.
One positive thing is that I had a short story published in Analog (May issue) which represents the first fiction I've completed and sold since my heart surgery in 1999.
So I guess I'm on the upswing. Watch this space.