"Most Serious Eater" awardee JEP has returned from her hiatus. In an email I received from her just now she mentions 1,500 messages in her in-box, and LoCo's thread from early April. She wrote, "I felt honored to read all the compassionate comments from the SE community".
In her own words, "I'm pretty rusty, so be patient with me while I ease back into commenting in the blog world". Please join in supporting her in this ... and in properly welcoming her back into the fold.