I've gotten a few e-mails from people wondering where I went. (It's lovely to know I've been missed.)
Life has intervened. Last week, I was at a conference; this week, I'm in the last throes of finals (and yes, that's the Cheneyesque defintion of "last throes," which means that they're coming at you faster and harder now). As a result, there's been too little time for the kind of reading, research, and contemplation that leads to thoughtful blogging.
I'll be back at Orcinus early next week, primed for a summer vacation full of new blogging journeys. See you then.