05 January 2009
You may have noticed that the posts have not been coming as thick and fast as usual. Furthermore, I have virtually ignored the war against Gaza, which is the big story of 2009 up to now.
The reason for the relative lack of postings has to do with my health, and the need to go back into hospital yet again for yet more serious surgery. I don't have an exact date yet, but I expect that it will be sometime this month. For obvious reasons the hospital comes first, so postings are going to be lighter than normal for a while.
As far as Gaza is concerned, why should I even try to compete with the likes of Neil Clark, Lenin's Tomb and Juan Cole? All of them are writing the thoughtful, sympathetic coverage of the war against Gaza that I would have tried to write had I not had other things on my mind.
OK, folks - the blog is not going to be suspended and I will try to keep it going even when I am in hospital - I even have the posts already prepared for that event. However, things are going to be a bit lighter for the next few weeks.