Dear Friends and Readers: As many of you know already, my mother has been not been well. Sadly, t his p ast week she has declined greatly , and today she passed away. I will be taking a few days off to honor my mom, and w ill be back with more Epi-Tips then. I f you are waiting for a book or item to be shipped from me via ArcticHouse Publishing, please bear with me. Thank you for all your sup port, pr ayers, and w ishes. They have meant so much.