During the third week in September I was in Europe working with others to prepare for the wartime winter ahead (more and more)… and finally being face-to-face with the Adoration of the Lamb. The last weekend in September, between Den Haag and Ghent, I was involved in work anticipating Hurricane Ian. I flew back to the States on the same day as landfall (for once the flight cabin’s internet was nearly persistent). Post-landfall work continued — and I became about as ill as I have been in forty years. I am still recovering. I have scanned my favorite flows — food, fuels, and high volume freight — just enough to be a bit amazed by the combination of continuity and surprising swerves over the last thirty days. How and how much I will reengage here is not yet clear. But it is past time to explain my absence.