One, posting will be limited for the next couple of weeks, as I’m traveling. Readers should also expect limited responsiveness in the comments section, although frankly sometimes I feel like my contributions in this department only lower the tone. (UR continues to have the best comments of any blog on the net in my opinion, and since this certainly will not last, it should be enjoyed as the ephemeral mayfly pleasure it is.)

Two, I’ve decided to move to a weekly format for the jumbo-size posts, although occasional squibs, verses, etc., may appear irregularly. Large posts will appear on Thursdays by 9am, US-Pacific—the next one will be July 26. This should provide more time for leisurely digestion and genteel conversation, two of my favorite undefinable universals.