I think a brief word of explanation is due as to my absence from writing for the last few months. Without going into much detail - not that you'd be interested in knowing them in the first place - I've been forced to endure two major surgeries (one at the end of August, one in December) and have spent over four weeks in the hospital. So . . . since I currently have some free time before I go back to work full time, I'll be doing some web browsing and hope to post some "new" material in the weeks ahead.
Why did I put new in quotations marks in the last sentence? Because with what little strength and attention span I've had over the past five months, I have done some reading and started to put together a whole bunch of what I think are interesting posts. Unfortunately, all I managed to do in many cases is save a draft of the web address of the article I read on line and a line or two of commentary. Thus, new posts will appear without further explanation on Troubled Times without regard to such niceties as chronological order. I'll probably go back through some old drafts from the past few months and complete some of the more interesting ones. This has always been my policy here anyway.
surplus to political requirements
3 years ago