An Occasional Lapse in Absence

I would like to thank Tex especially, and the rest of you also, for carrying on so well in my absence. I will continue to be mostly not around for a while, but today I have had some time to catch my breath and look around a bit. I don't know if it will last, but it has given me a chance to come by and see what you have been doing.

Thank you all who have written to inquire about my beloved wife. She is doing better. It will still be a while before she is fully recovered, but I hope that in a few weeks she will at least be more mobile. For now, as Tex put it, I am much occupied with her care; but this is good, in a way. It is a chance to honor my oath, and to focus on love in sickness -- or, at least, in injury -- as well as in the joy of robust health.

On which subject, more or less, a set of word clouds broken up by various ages, by sex (far less interesting differences are discovered here than usual, this time), and by various emotional states. I think there is an interesting correlation between the positive emotional states and certain age groups. See what you think.


DL Sly said...

Good to see you back at the Hall, Grim. You have been missed both here and at VC. Not that T99 didn't hold up her end of the bargain, but I was starting to wonder about her sanity when she came up with the title "It's a floor wax AND a dessert topping" for a post on the Federalist papers and where spending bills originate.
As to the article, according to the word clouds given I'm a male between 23 and 65. Interesting, huh?
I thought so.
I will say, though, that the teenage girl was a slam dunk for the VES.

Texan99 said...

Odd! It's what I always think of when people try to argue that something is both a tax and not a tax.

About the Facebook word clouds, I think they need an extra category for "people so introverted they basically don't use any words on Facebook even if they have accounts there."

DL Sly said...

Please don't misunderstand, I loved the title...especially given the incongruity. 0>;~}

I could also suggest a category for people who don't even have a Facebook account, buuuut that would seem kinda silly.

E Hines said...

Well, you can count me in that category. The only reason I have a Facebook account at all is because my publisher wanted one for advertising my books.

Eric Hines