Two whole months without posting? To readers who don't communicate with me in any other way, no I'm not dead! I've just been pretty much preoccupied with the impending purchase of a small second home base, in FLORIDA (West Coast)! I don't want to publish details until the deal is done, which, if things go according to schedule, will be one month from today. What you need to know now is: there will be a guest room and a guest bathroom. So if the prospect of a living-room sofa bed and a shared bathroom in Tel Aviv does not appeal, that excuse for not visiting will soon be eliminated.