It has been a while since I posted anything here – in fact, the last time I posted was the day before I drove home from the Smokies. Upon returning, I was initially swamped with getting a set of prints ready to exhibit at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA, where I am now an associate artist. I began experiencing back pains while getting the prints ready, but right after the exhibit opened my back really went out on me, and I could barely walk pretty much through the end of May. The back problems turned out to be mainly old guy stuff (facet osteoarthritis in the lumbar region), and after seven weeks of physical therapy I am now back in a state where I can take an interest in something other than trying to keep the pain at bay. I have been asymptomatic for over a week now, and the physical therapist discharged me from treatment this morning. Now it is time to get back to work!