Taking a blogging break
My dad was diagnosed in 2014 with multiple myeloma, which is a cancer of the blood plasma. He also has advanced Alzheimer's. He is now in the terminal stage of the myeloma; the doctors have said they've done everything they can, and we don't expect him to live much longer. We're hoping that he can come home sometime in the next few days, to spend whatever time he has remaining in familiar surroundings.
Under the circumstances, I have little interest these days in blogging about All Things OUTLANDER. I would rather spend what spare time I have focused on my dad's situation and helping my mom get through this. I'm lucky that I live nearby, so I can visit whenever I want to and help with whatever my mom needs.
I will still post here if there are major announcements from Diana Gabaldon or STARZ, but I don't plan to do more than that, at least for the time being.
UPDATE 9/18/2016: My dad passed away on September 16, 2016, at home, surrounded by his family. Here is his obituary in the Raleigh News & Observer. Thanks so much for all your prayers and good wishes!