Life, as you can see, blooms afresh in Seattle. This includes weeds, and grass, which occupy me far more than I would wish. And soon I will be heading to the Midwest, for Mothers Day. Thus my apologies to anyone who comes to this blog looking for new material and new insights. When I post things here I try to make them a summation, an encapsulation of events that will be readable for more than a few days. Right now there is too much going on in Anatolia and Kurdistan for me to begin to keep up. For now, patience please. I'll be back.