Merry Christmas, readers. I’ve taken some time off since just before Thanksgiving, and I think I’m ready to resume the story. I spent Thanksgiving in Michigan with my kids (without my wife), then nine days in December in Puerto Vallarta (with kids and wife). I’m tanned, but miserable. Can’t wait to have more time to put it all on the screen. No one – and I mean no one – deserves to be treated as badly as I have, under any circumstances. I saw somewhere that “surreal” has been chosen as the word of the year. That word describes this portion of my life perfectly. Stay tuned.