I am leaving today, a little unexpectedly, on a family visit to South Africa. (There is no need for alarm – this is not a medical or any other emergency. It’s just that it suddenly became clear to me that the time was right to make a trip before there is an emergency. My mother is now over 80, with increasingly frequent bouts of respiratory health problems.)
I will be away for most of September. With a large family to catch up on in three cities, I will have limited time, and limited internet access, for regular posting. However, I will continue to write when I can, even if they are shorter, less analytical pieces than I like to do.
Where I cannot write, I at least hope to read. I have a large pile of exciting new books to get through: I plan to share some thoughts on these even while I am away, and certainly after my return. I have also added some news feeds to the site, so there is no need to wait for my return – there will regularly be something new here, regardless.
Peace, and au revoir, for now.