I just got a call from my mother. My dad, who was in day surgery for what was supposed to be a routine procedure, has been unexpectedly diagnosed with cancer around (or of? I don't know yet) his lymph nodes in his neck and has had an emergency tonsil removal while they were in there. I have no idea what's going on or what is going to happen next, but I do know that I need to be there to help mom sort out those very questions.
The Friday Open Thread and Saturday Twilight threads for this week are pre-posted. Starting this Sunday we're going to have a suspension of regular posting for a week while I try to deal with this. Regular posts will resume on Tuesday, May 1st. Until then, there will be daily open threads with, I don't know, cute animals or something.
I apologize for the blog disruption.