Madness...Crossword and Otherwise is taking a leave of absence.
I'll still be solving the New York Times puzzle and visiting the blogs listed in the sidebar...and you can always stop by here to say hello.
Thanks for sharing your good wishes and sentiments. You are family...and you will be missed.
[UPDATE for those of you in syndication land...the sabbatical was short-lived. Check the links in the sidebar for the next week or so. I'll be back before you know it.]