Some of the ones I like:
For the past three weeks I have been one of the many unfortunates to battle the Influenza epidemic rushing through the United States (at the same time Winter Quarter started in College). Consequently I haven’t done much work on “Snake Charmer”, “Firedancer”, or “The Shifting Sands.”
What work I have done isn’t my best and will probably get heavily rewritten. I don’t write well when I am under the weather.
However, I have come out of it and am feeling much better. Mild sniffles and sometime headache are all that is left over.
So, an update on everything: