As I’ve noted before, I do try to write stories from time to time, and that’s where my focus has been this week.  I’m trying to get ready for some sort of conference, though I admit the name of the thing slips my mind at the moment.

In the meantime, though, I’ve got a couple of pieces that are giving me headaches.  One is about the Hillary Clinton campaign and how we are all afraid to admit that her gender really is a problem; the other covers the indignity of the war in Iraq.  Neither of these topics will abate before I get the pieces finished; in fact, the rate at which the discussion grows is part of what gives me headaches.

I’ll get these to you as soon as possible.  In the meantime, I can only offer my humblest apologies.