A couple of months ago (or so), we got word that Vasko Kohlmayer was terribly ill with a ruptured appendix, in Russia yet! I’ve had several good friends unfortunate enough to have ruptured appendices, and they barely pulled through in American hospitals. Vasko must have a constitution of iron because, not only did he recover, he’s back writing again. Yay! Join me in celebrating a friend’s happy recovery.