This may be the last for a bit. Doing some necessary things today, as tomorrow, early Friday morning, is the long-planned surgery at the big hospital down the street. And their plan is that they send me home late Friday evening, barring complications. But even so I expect I’ll be feeling a tad loopy for a few days. They’ll shove me out the door with a big bag of painkillers in my hand of course – they promised. I guess I’ll watch old movies on cable. I’ll feed the Just Above Sunset sites when I feel nominally observant again. So commentary will resume next week, sometime next week.
UPDATE – Sunday, July 31 – The surgery went well, although I missed most of it, as they put me out and I was effectively in Iowa or something. But now, here at home after whatever the heck that was, it seems best not to resume the daily columns just yet. Detailed discussion of the subtle implications of current events is hard to manage given the current regime of quite pleasant painkillers – wonderful little white pills. One’s mind does wander. And they tell me not to drive just yet – so no photo jaunts for a few days. The idea seems to be to move slowly. Yes, everything hurts. Oh well.