No doubt many of you have noticed a sharp (and for the past week or so, total) dropoff in posts here at the OQ. This is certainly uncharacteristic of us, and is in a way a source of some embarrassment. I offer, therefore, in a spirit of humility, an explanation and an apology.
A very close member of my family had a heart attack on Christmas Eve, and much of my time has been spent travelling between Baton Rouge and Jackson. The good news is that the worst is over and that a full recovery is expected. So much for me.
Badger, the lifeblood of this blog, is himself going through a period of transition. A move, a job change, and a host of personal matters have tied up a large chunk of his time. I’m sure he’ll comment profusely on these issues as time and inclination allows.
Suffice it to say that we plan on coming back with a bang, as it were, for the New Year. There is much to discuss and much to learn. Thank you for your patience.