It’s about time I posted something else to move the previous headline out of the way (lest someone think there had been yet another terrorist attack in Bali already).

I’ve started making progress again toward the second post in my intended series, but I don’t yet have a feel for when that will be ready. Meanwhile, there’s an interesting post and ensuing discussion on “Dinner party politics and how to avoid them”, over on Neo-neocon’s blog — discussing an awkward situation in which I’ve certainly found myself on more than one occasion.