Hello hello, I am returned from the world of alligators and natural beauty, tanned and sore and about to head off to England for the next week. That means that updates to the blog will continue to remain infrequent, and that I will be attempting to do most of my writing for Blood from the Mountain on the plane.

So yes – still very much alive, but still very much under the gun trying to pull things together. Wish me luck, and if anybody would like to submit a guest post, please feel free!