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Reports of My Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated. . .

'Tafelrunde' by Adolph von Menzel.  Very loosely translated, the title means something along the lines of dinner table conversation.  In any case, a pleasing representation of ol' Fred, Voltaire, and others chewing the fat during a meal. H ere we are.  Almost May, and I realize that I have done nothing hobby-wise since late February.  The usual onslaught of family and work life as I have written many times before along with a health scare for ol' Mom in March.  Things have settled down in recent weeks however, and there is some light at the end of the tunnel.  Classes for the spring semester are now over, and barring a few last pieces of final grading, an approaching conference presentation, the conclusion of a hiring committee, together with a faculty mentoring group I've recently been part of, it's time to dive back into some toy soldiering.   So, where am I again?  Well, besides picking up the paintbrush to finish the last few items on that composite