I would like to heartily and sincerely apologize to the regular readers and followers of this blog who were disappointed and a bit surprised at my sudden absence from my regular haunts on the Web starting over a month ago.
That absence and my resulting failure to regularly update this blog did not stem from a sudden bout of laziness or a developing aversion to blogging (that is the farthest from the real truth) but a series of circumstances that forced me to forgo, for a while at least, the pleasures (both tangible and intangible) of surfing the digital alleys and byways of the Internet.
In the course of transferring residences temporarily between two extreme ends of the country and moving equipment back and forth between those locations, I ended up with a multitude of logistical problems which finally ended up last month with me in Lianga and my computer equipment left behind in Manila.
For someone who has become so used to quick, instant and efficient access to the Web anytime of the day, the situation can be akin to a drug addict suddenly deprived of his daily fix. Excruciating and lingeringly painful it indeed can be.
I am still in the process of getting all my stuff together and in a week or two I expect to get back to blogging with a definite vengeance. There has been an accumulation of wonderful stories about Lianga to tell and I cannot wait to get down to the task of dealing with them.
Just wait and see.