Monday, January 10, 2011

Hello Again and Happy New Year

It's been a while since I posted here, for various reasons, some of which still hold at the moment. The first is having a lot less free time with access to a computer (a necessary tool for both keeping up to date with the news and blogging, as you can imagine)*. The second however, and probably more important reason, was that blogging about strange or infuriating or just discouraging things that appear in the news becomes draining after a while. Or at least, it does to me. By paying special attention to these stories, they begin to become almost all you see, and believe me, there is no lack of such stories, to the point where the world can seem a far more bleak place than it is**.

For this, and for the fact that this made me take an extended break without warning, I apologise***.

I have been prompted (repeatedly) to start blogging again by readers, you know who you are. So here I am.

In an effort to avoid the mistakes I made last time, and work in with the new restrictions on time I have now, several things will change, though probably without being particularly obvious.

The first is that I won't be able to blog nearly as often as I did before, so I'll be aiming for at least once or twice a week.

The second is that I will consciously not just post about doom and gloom stories, but will also post about the stories that make me feel as warm and fuzzy on the inside as I am on the outside.

So with this in mind, thanks for reading and let's get started.

Happy New Year everyone.


* And computers are already hard to get to in the jungle.
** And it's not exactly the friendliest of places at the best of time.

*** I apologise for the fact that I blogged predominantly about these stories, to the point of not being able to blog anymore, rather than apologising for the fact that the world has such events in the first place; something which I have no control over, no matter what you may have heard.
(Though I'd be flattered, really).


  1. Welcome back Charles! Sorry I missed this post when it first came up. Must have something to do with timezones and jungles I bet.

    I look forward to your posts. And I completely understand how looking at the world around you can drag you down. I myself sometimes suffer from that. Which conincidentally means that I find a nice astronomy related post on Dr. Plait's blog, and I feel all warm and ... well, I'm not as fuzzy as you, but you get the idea. Now please excuse me as I dig myself out form several layers of snow.

  2. Thanks Larian, best of luck with the snow.