Things have been quiet around here for the past 10 days or so, and that is likely to continue for a few more weeks. The reasons are various, but the principal reason is that my computer at home, while not quite dead yet, is clearly not long for this world. It has trouble booting; when it does boot, it forgets how to connect to the internet; soon it freezes up and demands a reboot. It is pretty much useless. More about that later, perhaps.
The upshot is that I have no reliable means to access this blog, or my email, or much of anything. This is actually okay, because I have no time for those things either. Some readers will know that our family is going to be moving in a few weeks, and every spare moment is occupied with stuffing one thing or another into boxes. Wish us luck.