For either of you who regularly read Eagles' Rest, and might have wondered about the 30 days of silence, here's the reason:
That's it. A total knee replacement now residing in my right knee. I don't know whether it looks just like the one in the X-Ray, but that's the kind of thing we're talking about. Not only does it do something to creative juices, but it also interjects a level of discomfort into sitting at a computer keyboard, composing anything longer than this brief message, which I am stopping right now.