Last Friday's blog was delayed until today because I was hit by a freight train, also known as the flu, on Wednesday night. I feel like I have wrestled with an alligator for the past five days. The children's noises were shrill, I ached all over, and my wife kept annoying me with incessant demands to drink from the water bottle and slurp up bland chicken-noodle soup. Well, you know how it is, and certainly I was no fun to be around. Some would say that is normal with me though. Anyway, I am back to business now, and a blog I will deliver.