I will not be posting to this blog for the forseeable future. This decision was not taken lightly but is the result of considered reflection over a period of some time. The reason for the indefinite suspension of posting is that I need more time to look after my fitness, which has been neglected in recent years for a variety of reasons, one of which is the daily need to post on the blog. So thanks for reading, if you are a regular. Even irregular readers are due my gratitude. This has been an instructive and rewarding epxerience for a period of almost exactly five years, and I look back on those years with affection. I have honed my writing skills, the blog helped me get my first journalism gig, and it has also assisted in developing an understanding of the nature of the public sphere. So farewell. Until anon. Perhaps.