No, I am not dead, nor dying. I’m just a little busy at the moment with offline things (mostly remodeling and getting the house back in order and so on). If I owe you a mail (and there are a few mails I owe!) or a parcel (I’m getting there!), they’ll be along soon. It’s a bit chaotic around here, and is likely to be for the rest of the month, so now is the time to do all those things you normally wouldn’t do in front of me.
Though reports of your actions will get back to me in some fashion. You know they will.