Due to a mishap with my old Google account I was forced to to abandon the old blog and start a new one (there may well be a way to salvage it, but I'm lazy and mostly computer illiterate). So I'm taking it as an opportunity to blog more consistently, now that I have access to a PC at home. I'm also a little relieved to be able to divorce myself a bit from my previous writing. So consider this an attempt at a new start. Of course, it isn't clear that I'll actually do anything differently.