p.s. Don't forget tonight is the deadline for sending spooky pictures for the blog's Halloween decorations or whatever you want to call it day. Do send one if you feel like it and haven't yet. Thanks. Well, I'd hoped and planned to be able spend more time with you today, but life has consipred against me, and I won't be able to do my usual interraction until tomorrow, for which I apologize. Just briefly, for those who are newish here, my mother is dying of cancer and, on top of that, she broke her hip five weeks ago, which is causing her health to decline more rapidly. I'm in LA in large part to spend time with her, and things are rather rough due to the bad and ominous state she's in and the fact that my siblings are having related terrible, heated fights with due to jealousy of each others' relationships to her and consequent squabbles about her estate and their inheritances and all this crap that people always say accompanies these kinds of situations, but which I honestly didn't expect would happen. As the relatively calm and pragmatic member of the family, I'm being forcibly dragged into the middle of these fights, and, between that and dealing with my mom's situation, today is destined to be an intense, messy one that is already well in motion. So I have to go cope with all of that, although I plan to be free of much of the chaos by tomorrow one way or another. And tonight I get to take a break and hit Knotts Scary Farm (see: yesterday) with my great nephew and some friends, and that should help. So I'll catch up your ideas and comments and of yesterday and today when I'm back in the morning. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my tribute to the illustrious Klark, and that you're all doing really well. See you in 24 or less.