First, I had my laptop stolen last month. And on it were a few emails from blog readers kind enough to write to me. If you're out there, please feel free to email again, but unfortunately I don't have your addresses.
Second, since my laptop was stolen I've not had google reader feeding me a thousand posts a minute. Which has been kind of nice actually, but it's meant that I haven't been visiting blogs that much at all. Sorry if you haven't heard from me for a while.
Third, my blog roll is a gargantuan mess. It hasn't been updated in about 18 months. And it has some glaring omissions like Dave K at the 48 files - one of my absolute favourites. I will seek to rectify this soon.
Fourth, I realise my posts have been pretty negative of late. One day critical of the macho-men, next day critical of the scholarly types. I'm not in a particularly critical or downbeat mood - just coincidence that a couple of different things raised my hackles simultaneously. I'll try to be more positive in future!
As a token of this, I present to you a little video I'd like to call:
"In your face, ping pong dude!"
from Ray Ortlund