My previous post was written the beginning of July. Big changes occurred mid-July. I left my husband, sought a divorce, and looked for another place to live. I gave away 28 large bags of books in the process of sorting, packing, and moving--and kept more books. I wish I could keep them all, but moving does force one to prioritize and sometimes to surprise one's self. Another change is that I am resuming my maiden name: "Selley." I am using that surname informally now and will be able to make more permanent changes in mid February. I am almost ready to get back to drawing, painting, and writing.