Been away for a while – up to my eyeballs in distressed assets. My firm’s third (and final) hedge fund is on the rocks – two funds either went into liquidation earlier this year. I keep looking for updside, and maybe the only upside is that I know to expect a maelstrom of bottom cycle activity, none all of which will be endured without anesthetic. (Retail therapy anyone?) Hope you are weathering the recessionary winds a bit better than I . . .