Ernest Hemingway hard at work on a bottle
of booze.

I'm going to take a little sabbatical to do some fiction.
If I'm unsuccessful the break will be brief. If I get on
a roll and do some actual writing it will be months.

But one thing is for sure, I can't leave my Opera friends.
You all mean too much to me these days. So I will be back
intermittently, particularly on weekends, to do blog rounds.
And I do promise that I will catch up with and read all
your posts and perhaps leave a comment or two.