Or some such thing. Pardon my absence while I dried out and sobered up. It's a new and amazing thing to have your teeth rattle out of you head an you can't find the right keys on the keyboard to try to get some work done, but it's better now. I'm sure Hemingway could relate.
The one conference I really wanted to get to just wasn't to be, but alas, a better thing happened! I met two very interesting Tulallip men going through the same thing I was. The world is a funny place. Grist for another story, I think.
Good luck to all who are trying to kick it. The stories there are amazing - even the ones about the bugs on the wall :)