Thanks to those of you who emailed asking after my health because of the recent paucity of posts on The Perpetual Bird. I’ve been traveling by car and by air for a couple of weeks, the air portion of which left me with a nasty head and chest cold. That non-serious illness and a flood of gainful work has confined me to fragments jotted here and there to flesh out and post at a later time. Or I may just post the fragments! Anyway, stay tuned….