Much to my dismay, this blog has become far dustier over the last several months than I’d intended to allow when I began the project. The short answer to the fair question of “why?” is that I’ve been unwell: I spent the week after my trip to the Netherlands in hospital, and 2013 as a whole was not one of my better years, health-wise. Still, I’m eager to put that period behind me, and return to some semblance of a normal routine, which includes updating this blog every once in a great while. I do have a backlog of drafts and ideas, so hopefully I’ll not go another eight months without posting anything here. We shall see.