I’m not normally one to apologize for light posting. Rather, for those of you wondering where the hell I’ve been, know that three things have been eating at me:
Pneumonia has kept me down and at home. Where I’ve tried to work, really I have. But when you’re not physically well, it takes a seemingly tremendous amount of energy to concentrate and mentally focus on anything. When your body rebels on you — through your sinuses or, um, other bodily voids — it can be difficult to sustain that concentration. So when I haven’t had to muster focus for travel to attend to depositions, I’ve been trying to stay home and not be a hero at work, because no one there wants my disease and I am fortunate to have the sort of job where I can get work done at home. In theory. And yes, when I’ve permitted myself to do so, I’ve been indulging in about an hour at a time of Skyrim. Which is pretty damn absorbing, not in the least for the astonishing visual beauty of its landscape. I often can’t focus on it for more than an hour at a time, either. This week’s on-the-road depositions — five of which I’m taking rather than defending or observing — is going to be a tremendous challenge.