As is my custom, I like to keep readers abreast of any reason that arises that slows my usual writing pace. At the moment, the issue is a group of three papers I have to get written before the end of the quarter at the University of Chicago. Combined, it’s somewhere in the neighborhood of 12,000 words of writing. At present, one of the three is done, the others are partway complete. I expect to do some blogging beginning on Monday, with the regular rate of postage resuming sometime in the next week or two. Once I finish these papers, I will be on break through the beginning of January, and will likely post more than usual. I hope the reader will be kind enough to be patient with me while I get this work out of the way.