We’ve become something of a Dark Corner ourselves, I’m sorry to say. This is partly the Collections Book, which goes to the printer in five week’s time. Currently the Good Ship CB is leaking from every orifice; and much tar and oakum, not to say hokum, need to be applied either to the project itself or to those who said they’d do something or other and haven’t. I’m writing 2+ lectures a week. Two different people are plaintively asking me for response to responses to something I’ve written, we’re presiding over a PhD viva tomorrow, another PhD student, submitting at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour, wants his entire project read. It’s not that any of this work is dull. It’s just quite hard to achieve it all simultaneously.
One thing I do want to share with you-all is the VASTLY increased health and spirits of Miss Best Friend. Now, after more vomiting episodes than anyone cares to remember, permanently on a diet of chicken and brown rice. It’s not just that she’s thinner and her fur’s nice. She’s far livelier and more interactive, and generally better in herself. Hero’s been on chicken for quite a while because cat food makes her heave. It does make you wonder what Purina et al put in the griblets, and whether all of it’s a good thing.