Whilst I was consumed with completing my dissertation, I ceased to pay attention to this site. At some point bits collided with bytes and I could no longer access the WordPress back end. I’ve just now taken the time to regain control of the beast, but the whole site is not to its former glory. Nay, here, for the time being, you should expect broken links and bits of askanceness. But I’m back in charge, so I should be posting regularly again . . . or at leat attempting to do so.