Yes, it's been awhile. The story is proceeding nicely, again. Muse returned and it's fun, actually. I sincerely hope as you read about the Masi'shen and their dedication to peace and humanitarian relief, that some thought to working toward the same goals in real life might seem a little more attainable. All it takes, really, is unity of thought and purpose.
Here's a profound 'thank you' to the many kind comments, positive votes of approval, and support you've all shown. And here's a tip of the hat to Tenderloin, our tireless editor and proofreader, and a big welcome to Ian, ilox from the Land of Oz, for his invaluable counsel and advice on 'the rest of the story' which has gotten insanely complex, convoluted, and maybe a touch too ambitious. Thanks, guys. This work would be much less polished without you, and I'd still be stuck in a plot hole somewhere.