AS MANY OF YOU HAVE EMAILED to inquire—or scold—about, postings have been sluggish for some time. It is not good form to leave it at that. Time to be direct and own up to reality. Circumstances do not permit me to continue Studio Matters for the moment. It will start up again when life permits it. Meantime, hearty thanks to each of you who kept conversation going with your comments or personal emails. Good talk is a grace note. And I am grateful for yours.