I had a beer with a visitor to Ottawa last night--Ottawa's own Roland Paris, who has been in Paris for a sabbatical. He complimented me on the speed of my writing as we chatted about stuff, like how far behind I am on my next book project. Anyhow, I was amused by the comment, as this fall has been a long slog through a grant-writing effort. It has crowded out the book and heaps of other stuff, including the volume here at the Spew.
Hence this post--explaining why this is the token post du jour. Got to get back to the grant. More on that later.