Have no fear; I'm still here. Went to the eye, ear, nose, and throat doctor yesterday, and he gave me two injections, one in a vein, and the other, as they say here in my 'debelo meso' (literally 'fat meat'), which is another way of saying 'my behind.' I have very shy veins and he had to search for a while, but there was no trouble giving me injection #2. He also gave me a hefty prescription, and I am popping pills. I'm supposed to stay home this week, which I guess I will, since there's no sense in going to teach when I can't talk.
In any case, this is a photo taken a few weeks back at the Fenek Monastery I visited a few weeks ago with some friends who had come over for my daughter's wedding. The skull and crossbones are on an old grave, but I am not sure who is buried here; presumably someone from the monastery, though when I Googled 'skull and crossbones,' no mention came up of religious figures using them. Pirates use the symbol, but in an altered form, with the bones well behind the skull, but it seems that Freemasons used them just as they are.