The latest edition of the IJODR (hard copy and electronic) are now out. Volume 8 issue 1 is with the text editors (including a re-translated article produced by Larry Bridgesmith and me for publication in Portuguese as a chapter in a book in Brazil), and I will soon announce a second call for student essays to make up the second issue of Volume 8 later this yeear. In addition, we are finally nearing the publication date for the ODR Theory and Practice Book – it’s been a long, strange trip, with a COVID detour in the middle, but we are nearly there.