Sorry I'm a bit late getting this, but the Realm is now sadly way down on my list of places to visit because so little goes on here these days. Of course you are in my prayers and thoughts, Ellen, as you have long been. I hope to hear from you when you're able to write again. I have enjoyed our conversations immensely, and look forward to many more.
I've reached Tarty on the phone a couple times in the last couple months. Her job is taking up a lot of her time and energy, and she has other things going on as well. Since she promised each time to call me back and never did, I'm just going to leave her alone now since that's what she seems to want, and I have learned the hard way that you generally can't change people, places, or things except at a cost greater than the results. I wish her well and send her my love and friendship wherever she goes, and will always be there if she needs a friend.
As I am for all my friends. To all of my former co-Realmers, I send you my love, light, and laughter wherever you are and whatever you may be doing. To update everyone (killing two birds with one stone), my own health and financial situation isn't great, but it's been worse and I'm still plugging away. But my music is doing well, and there should be a CD out soon with my new band (being recorded now). More on this when it happens.
Larry (AKA Ameno)