For the benefit of those who have been kind enough to miss these periodic postings and have asked why they have been MIA, we are pleased to report that texasofftherecord is alive and well after surviving an extended identity crisis.  The lesson to learn: do not lose your password!  We can vouch for the impregnable WordPress security measures in case you do so. Many thanks to its tech gurus who helped colleague Temple Barron and me to navigate the challenges of regaining visibility.  The full story is too involved to recite.  And does anyone remembers life when you did  not need to maintain a directory of personal passwords?

 Hopefully, followers will forgive some subsequent postings that are well behind the calendar but considered worthy of note nonetheless.

–Julian Read