I am back, having valiantly survived basically a week without a working computer of any kind.  But now I am typing words to you on a shiny new laptop so that I can bring you the news of the gay and the shenanigans of the wingnuts once again!  So, having spent a couple of hours reading and figuring out what’s actually going on in the world after this accidental vacation — which I actually sort of needed, in hindsight — I will now start writing.  So just keep the blog up and hit reload every few minutes for the rest of the afternoon if you are bored.