**Health Update – Not much new to report right now; I’ve been feeling great the past few weeks (no seizures, missed time from work, or significant hamperings to life), which I’ll attribute both to a ton of meds and your prayers.  Still on for surgery on the 3rd. 

Many of you have asked how you can be of direct assistance to me during my recovery time.  The short answer is that I don’t know yet; we won’t know what my recovery time will be until acter the surgery itself.  The longer answer is that I’ve thrown together a Wiki (interactive) site (www.phildavies.pbworks.com, up and running next week), on which people can find & select dates where they’re available to lend a hand (or a car, or a casserole…)

Thanks again for all your prayer, encouragement, large checks (you know, those never came through in the mail.  You’d better send them again…), and all around friendship during a tricky time.  Also, thanks for being sensitive to the fact that I’m enjoying the times where we can have other conversations not centered on my head; don’t be afraid to bring the topic up, of course, but then have something else to talk about waiting in the wings…