I don’t have a lot to say this week, and wish I could say that I’m just taking some time off. Instead, I’m writing this from a hospital bed thanks to a difficult-to-diagnose, hard-to-pronounce but treatable autoimmune system condition that is not COVID-related (I’m vaccinated, and tested negative three times in the past 10 days). It’s been a difficult week. That said, I’m under very attentive care and making progress. And the paper is in excellent hands. I’ll write more about the experience as I’m able. Meanwhile, stay healthy and thanks as always for your much-appreciated support of the Methow Valley News.