That is to say, my brother called me and wondered if I had heard from our shared father. He was on a planned trip to the southern parts of Norway here, but after a few days he stopped calling home. It's been nearly a week, from what I gathered. The man is in his seventies, and senses and skills are starting to lose their edge. It is not exactly the kind of question you like to get out of the blue, but there's nothing I can do about it. Consequently, I won't even try.