FYI, one and all: While this site is not going on hiatus and I am not ending my involvement with energy and climate issues, my writing here will be notably intermittent and much scarcer than normal over the next several weeks.
Nothing is wrong. This is not a reaction to a health issue or other, real-world calamity, nor is it an outgrowth of my increasing pessimism over our mushrooming climate crisis. In fact, the cause is a good thing that’s completely unrelated to anything I talk about here or elsewhere online.
In the mean time, I will endeavor to post from time to time, even if it’s nothing more than links to a few “must read” items with minimal commentary.
In my semi-absence I will also be evaluating my future involvement with writing about sustainability issues. As some/most/virtually all of you know, I’ve been wrestling with various book ideas for years, and every time (so far) I’ve convinced myself to put everything else aside and make the Big Push to write The Book That Needs To Be Written (TBTNTBW), the futility and hubris of it get the better of me and the project dies a silent death in a dark and damp corner of my hard drive, alongside the archive of my CompuServe e-mail from 1991. This cycle has to stop, and it will. Either I will decide to take my best shot at writing TBTNTBW or I’ll forever give up. Either way, youse guys will still be stuck with me here, and I’m not sure which of those two book paths would make me surlier in my blog posts.