Q: You stopped writing?
A: Yeah a bit. The aforementioned friend died after the long illness. My friend's daughter had a severe complication during labor and it looks as if the baby is brain damaged as a result. I found all of this sobering.
Q: And now?
A: I'm in less of a dark mood. I am excited that my favorite route to work which is seasonally closed may be open for bicycle business again in a few weeks.
Q: Anything interesting to report?
A: I've seen a lot of car accidents in the past months! They all roughly translate to "I was driving too fast and I hit another car and now I'm very sorry." As I bike by the people standing next to their crumpled vehicles I think "I hope you learned something from this experience."