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I had some minor surgery this week, and unlike your aunt or mother-in-law, I'm not going to bore you with the details.  I offer it only as an explanation of why I haven't posted anything since Monday.  Seems that I grossly overestimated my recuperative powers.  That was due, in no small part, to the doctor's admonition that after a day of rest, I could resume normal activities.  That should have come with the addendum that the advice was true, so long as "normal activities" did not include any sort of physical movement.

At any rate, I should be good to go by next week, when I'll return to providing the snarky prose and spot-on legal analysis that my uncounted legions of readers count on.

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