Hacking and wheezing my way out of the flu, which has kept me stuck in bed with the creeping cruds for several days now.  I’m only now getting main viewscreen turn on ability, and rousing my crew back for their duties.  I guess that’s what happens when a mutational star cluster moves through the brain stem, crumbs!  Any day now, I’m going to be back on track, I swears it!  In other news, excerpts from my book are being examined by some friendly lifeforms so I can get a reading on what they think.