I have not been a very good blogger or pen pal for that matter. That sort of happens when you discover that you are looking for gainful employment.
I am happy to announce that I have found it! I have been offered a teaching position in southern Colorado about 60 miles from where I grew up. These are the mountains that I saw every day as a child and will be able to see in the distance when we move down that way.
Letter writing and blogging will still be sporadic for a while, but I just wanted to get the word out there.