Recent absence was due to the grand celebrations relating to SonofAzlib and Dau#1ofAzlib graduating, with two degrees each, from Arizona State. Dau#2ofAzlib still has 3 years to go.
Then we will be tuition-free (till the [future] grandkids start to school)!
Edit: I meant to post this earlier, but one of my favorite bloggers, Ed Morrissey, also had a child graduate summa cum laude (as did our daughter). It doesn't need to be said that WifeofAzlib and I are as proud of our two as Capt. Ed is of his own.