A long time with no posting, it's true. I can't deny it. It turns out that, for the moment, I just can't be bothered to write about things as they happen. Here, instead, are some interesting things you may find diverting.
There is a treasure-trove of links, with some good connective tissue, about the London Underground map here: Mapper's Delight.
On etymological myths: How the bee got his knees [arts.telegraph.co.uk]
Some new blogs by friends who are travelling:
Photos from my trip to Los Angeles have been online since shortly after I returned. There are no captions yet, though, so they'll remain unlinked a little longer. Patience, gentle reader, is a virtue. Just like sloth.