New madman users must be aware that 1-2 days should be allowed for my weekly drunken hermitage, which usually involves some form of migraine. 3-5 days if it is really bad. Several weeks if bad hermitages compound over times. The possibility that I am dead should not be ruled out. If I am dead, I will eventually let you know by pulling strings and confounding your doings. Do not fret. If this happens to you, then you have been selected, i.e., doomed, to channel my newest journal posts, which will mostly be about cats.