I usually don’t talk much about my life and family in the blog, but it’s the best way to reach a bunch of friends that I don’t talk to in other ways very much. Late Thursday night, my wife’s mother died suddenly, after it seemed she was doing very well struggling against considerable long term illness. The family headed to Iowa, where she lived, to gather together and see about the funeral. This is the first I’ve gotten online since Thursday, and I don’t expect to be on much more till maybe next Thursday. Just wanted to let people know. Thanks for reading and for any good thoughts or prayers coming our way.