There won't be any new posts here for the next two weeks. I'm going to be away from computers and will only have internet access via my phone. Usually in this situation I write a post or two in advance and schedule them for automatic posting later on, but this time I'm going to take a break.
And it may be permanent. I'm thinking of ending the blog--not removing it, but not updating it anymore. Or possibly ending this one and starting a new one restricted entirely to discussions of books, music, and movies/tv. I've been wrestling with the possibility for some months now. The basic reason is that I absolutely must drastically reduce the amount of time I spend online. I mean drastically. I'm not sure I can do that and still keep the blog going. Besides, I've been doing this for fifteen years (!) and maybe it's run its course.
I'll say more about the pros and cons in a couple of weeks. Probably I'll have made up my mind by then. If you have an opinion, feel free to let me know, either in the comments or by email.