So here is a lighter post from a lighter person: To wit: I have lost 15 lbs in two weeks by eating certified organic, raw vegetables. Yes, folks, the man who once survived on a loaf of bread, a glass of wine and thee beside me has gone vegan. Luckily, so has the person beside me. Eileen has lost as much and is the better for it.
There is other good news: Two (2) publishing companies have agreed to publish my fiction works. Wavelength Publishers has contracted to publish "Mars Quake" about something that appears on the surface of the red planet after a seismic event. Ink Smith Publishing has contracted to publish "Adventures of a Space Bum" about a young woman who travels around the universe in an automated space repair vehicle. Look for the former out in spring and the later out in the following fall.
As for me, my change in lifestyle includes study and search for insight into my spiritual self as well, in order to better equip me for the journey to come. This is Earth, after all. Nobody gets out alive.