Well, New Year's has come and gone, and things are getting back to a "routine" status. My own business is starting to roll along again - because the schools and universities are back to normal next week.
Considering the circumstances, we've had some good news with regard to Derek's cancer fight. He had a CT scan yesterday, and some improvement is evident. You can read the details here: http://www.penmachine.com/2008/01/rollercoaster.
So, we hope that the new year will bring more good news. I also think the comments people leave on Derek's blog in no small measure contribute to his positive mental and physical outlook. To all of you, thanks for caring.