... for dropping out of sight for the past month. Really, I don't have much to say for myself other than that I lost interest in coming up with things to say.
That will probably change. It's not like the issues I was commenting on are going away. But I'm losing interest in trying to come up with something unique to say on them on a premeditated schedule; I can't promise that I'll keep posting every week, or every other week (although I will still try to).
As compensation, I'll offer that more personal material is likely to show up soon - translations of Japanese songs and the like. So that's something else to look forward to.