At least many, many others are using words well. I got to see Laura Anne Gilman (suricattus) use them well at a reading and signing last night at Murder By the Book. She read from Collared, a "cozy" mystery that's Book 1 in a new series for her (this one written under a pen name, L.A. Kornetsky). I've been liking Gilman's urban fantasy stuff, especially her Bonnie Torres books (think if CSI teams could use magic), and this sounds fun and winning; I'll read it at some point. Didn't buy a book last night, as I'm A) trying to act poor so I don't get REALLY poor and B) still in "get rid of things I no longer need" mode. But I did get to say "hi" in person to Ms. Gilman, with whom I've had decent dealings on my various online places.
Glad I can still pop in and say "Yeah, I'm still alive." Hoping you are the same.