Faithful followers--please, I'm sure there are some--will have noticed an absence of posts over the past few weeks. This was caused by the proprietor falling prey to what our old pal Saddam would have called the mother of all colds.
But, as the brain clears, we have begun to think the malady was not the work of a vicious virus or belligerent bacteria or a malignant mistletoe embrace, but was brought on by an overload of US political news; in particular, too much Trump.
Our esteemed Editor #1 announced in December that for her, it was going to be a Trump-free Christmas. And, indeed, she sailed thru, safe from rib-cracking coughs and wall-shaking sneezes. This writer, however, was overcome by what medical journals now designate as Trumpitis, the initial onslaught compounded by over exposure to the pestilence of Pence, Ryan, McConnell, Kelly, Miller, Mulvaney, Sanders and Conway.
So we are now in our bubble, protected from the contagion of Trump tweets. Call us in 2020. Or, one hopes, even sooner.