I’ve been in a deep, black malaise for the last couple of weeks due to a variety of issues, not the least of which pertain to very frustrating institutional battles being waged at my college that are extremely draining. During this time I’ve barely been able to read a book, much less write a single sentence so I’ve been amiss in writing here or responding to email. I very much appreciate those of you who have continued to check in from time to time and hope to start writing and thinking again soon. I need to refind my will to write, the purpose in writing, and the sense that it makes any damned difference at all.