No, I've not deserted. I've been to Switzerland & Portugal & Thailand in the last 3 weeks ... and, truth be told (the whole point of Blogging, right?), I'm Bone Tired. But I'm back ... a little.
Have 1-day (I hope) stomach flu—no details forthcoming. That doesn't help.
(Also, I've been writing! 40,000 words in the last 2 weeks—now I have to Edit, Big Time!)