2007 — 8 September: pausing this diary

Dear reader: recent entries have described my wife's recurrence of cancer. Although I initially found keeping a diary somewhat therapeutic, Christa wants me to cut back on daily entries. I shall do so with some relief as they are not only exhausting to write but steal energy that I can put to better use.

As I've said, She reads all your e-mails, but simply doesn't have the stamina to respond individually to them all. We both appreciate every message you send, believe me! Thank you for all your kindly thoughts and deeds. They do help us both, immensely.

I shall (of course) post news from time to time, and things that catch my eye. And I shall update the archives appropriately. But that's it for the daily diary for now. "So long" as the dolphins said, "and thanks for all the fish!"