While I haven’t posted on this blog for a while (though have tried to keep my other blogs going, especially Midwest Maize, since that’s actually connected to how I earn a living, while this one is just done for love), I’m not gone forever. Two things have kept me from having the time to keep this going. I’m caring for my mom, who has dementia. And one of my Australian friends–Richard, who played such a big part in all my return trips–died of a heart attack last summer, and that just sort of took the wind out of my sails. But I still have information and a few adventures to share–including, alas, my last adventure with Richard. So I’ll be back. In the meantime, there are nearly 500 posts on this blog, so you should be able to find something interesting about Australia. Or you can check out my other blogs. But I shall return.