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Leave of Absence

I've got to take a vacation from this for a while.  I've got a lot of work coming up; at last count, I've got appeals involving some 5,000 pages of transcripts to get done in the next month.  The bigger problem is that I've got some major family medical issues I'm dealing with.  The blog takes about eight to ten hours a week.  Between work and being essentially a full-time caregiver, I just can't do that right now.

I do want to get back to this, because I enjoy and it keeps me abreast of what's going on in the law.  But I just don't have the time right now to put out a quality product.

I'm shooting to start up again in January.  Check back then, and enjoy the holidays.

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