Back at last, after a trip to Japan, Xmas-New Year’s holidays and guests, business and personal responsibilities, broken computer in the shop, and the Australian Open. Plus some tennis and squash hours to stay in shape. My games are improving, by the way.

But even though I was disciplined enough to keep doing my daily exercise—yesterday was 443 days without a break—I see that an interruption in my writing/posting routine can really be deadly. I have missed it all and apologize if you have been coming to read and comment and have seen the same old words staring back at you. I should do better going forward.