Cribbing a title from the much-mourned David Markson, I really ought to get this blog breathing once more and start writing again. Writing salves the soul. I’ve written recently for a friend’s webpage, a guest-blog on the stunningly marginal topic of the current systemic problems within academia. As that was my former career, it is in any case something of a valediction. I’ll start writing things of greater social value here once the clouds clear.