Hello. I’ve been away for what seems like… ooh, 2½ weeks. Practically a lifetime. (If you’re a mealworm, that is. I’m assuming you aren’t, but this is the anonymous ol’ internet so anything’s possible.)

I’ll be dropping into your blogs just as soon as I can find them – and special thanks go to Firefox for spontaneously deleting all my bookmarks – so expect plenty of irrelevant comments on posts you’d long forgotten.

Normal service on here will be resumed shortly. In the meantime, let’s reflect on the latest evidence that British soldiers have been torturing Iraqis and wonder just how much an invading force has to do before its leaders are tried for war crimes.

Until next time… take care of yourselves, and each other.