Anyway, I'd really just popped in here to report that:
- my final tally of books read during my four weeks of vacation was 15, and
- my first two days back at work have been crazy busy, and sandwiched between hours of lots more busyness, so that even if I weren't sticking to my new resolve to blog less and use more non-wage-work hours to write I wouldn't have time or opportunity to blog. But I am sticking to my resolve! Which is a happy surprise given past performance. And I'm determined to keep sticking to it. So. I'll be back when I feel compelled to say something literary or political or both, or point to something literary or political or both. In the meantime I'll be here in the world, doing something -- ye gods, actually doing something -- literary or political or both. Cheers.