In case anyone was concerned why I have not been writing, please put your mind at ease. I have not given up writing (G-d forbid) rather, I have been involved in the process of immigration. Yes, a very exciting topic indeed.
I have been working on something called permanent residency. I am from the United States, but have moved to Canada - our northern neighbor. Not because I am running away from the Obama government (altho' it really is good timing), but because I got married to a Canuck. Go figure :)
Permanent residency will allow me to work and function here as a "normal" person. Currently I am not allowed to work or that would violate the terms of me living here. So generally I've been spending my time writing - up till now. My application became due and I wasn't able to procrastinate any longer... and therefore I haven't been writing on anything other than the application forms.
But the long nightmare is over. The application has been sent to the government and we'll see what happens. I should be back writing my insightful pieces very soon (as soon as I can decide on what to write - so much to choose from!)
All the best to everyone!