I would like to thank fee simple for guest blogging for me while I was away. My father is approaching the end of the third of seven weeks of his radiation treatment for squamous cell carcenoma, and my siblings and I, along with two brothers-in-law, are taking turns driving my parents to the hospital, about 25 miles away. My father seems to be handling the treatment with complete equanimity, though it is obviously a physical strain. It was truly a blessing for me to be able to be there with him. And I want to thank those of you who have put him in your prayers. (Again, for the mi-shebayrach for holim, his matronymic is Menachem Mendel ben Hinda Bluma.) I'm going back in about a week and a half.