I've had a month both personally and professionally that has taxed my resources to the limit, and the thing that suffered first was this blog, and by extension, the Blog Banter.
Fortuitously, we can work this to our advantage!
I'll be sending the topic to the mailing list tomorrow and the start of the Blog Banter will be on December 1st, covering both November and December, since I don't plan on doing on close to or during the holidays. Then we can resume our normal schedule in early January.
Keep your pens handy!