Thanks for all the well-wishes, public and private. To sate any curiosity as to exactly what went down, and without getting into the gory details, last Wednesday morning I woke up with an excruciating pain in my stomach that continued to escalate until the paramedics hauled me off to the emergency room. There, it was more or less discovered that a hernia I've evidently had a while had reached critical mass, and just a few hours later I was hustled into surgery, where they stapled my stomach and presumably discussed their love lives, per "Grey's Anatomy".
Since returning home on Friday evening I've been working my way through "Twin Peaks: The Complete Second Season", which is actually a rather soothing way to convalesce. Perhaps needless to say, I won't be able to file a review of it by street date (April 3rd), but preliminarily: don't hesitate to pick it up. I have some quibbles with the A/V presentation, chiefly that the Lynch-helmed segments--justifiably, but still--have obviously been given more TLC than the remaining episodes (though the screams of Ronette Pulaski do an unsettling 360-degree pan around the room at the beginning of episode 10). And on my player, the CBS "menu/previews" interface that opens the first disc refuses to acknowledge either selection, so you have to wait a full minute for it to play itself out.
As for the show itself...I really like the David Lynch instalments. If that sounds fanboyish, well, I hope to acquit myself in the near future.
Like it says on the mothersite, not sure when regular updates will resume, but I'm grateful your patience and certainly motivated by your voracious appetite for new material. In the meantime, I humbly return the asylum to the inmates.