No, I haven't died. I haven't vanished off the face of the earth. I have been simply buried in a paper on sovereignty (or coming lack thereof) in the European Union and the rationale for both the Czech Republic and Slovakia joining a supranational organization while agreeing to a secession. Yeah. That's exactly what *I* said, too. Talk about drawing a complete blank. Not to mention, this is the very first paper I have turned in late since my triumphant return to school a year and a half ago. This ain't no way to keep up the GPA. Life goes on, and I'll do my Gen. McArthur "return" speech soon. I hope.