Just a quick explanation.

You may have noticed that for the past three months, but particularly the past few weeks, I have not been as active on the website as before. There are many issues I wish I could have covered, or covered in more depth, but haven’t been able to. I’ve felt more like a bystander than a participant.

I’ve been dealing with two very serious, but non-life-threatening, illnesses in my immediate family. Things are likely to get worse in the coming weeks before they get better.

Thanks to the authors who have helped keep the boat from sinking, and to readers who keep coming back despite (or perhaps because of?) my relative absence.