Well this blog has gone really quiet over the past few months, hasn't it? Why? It's a mixture of things: I've been busy; I've been using Facebook for tittle-tattle that might otherwise have made it here; and I've not simultaneously had both the urge to write thoughtfully and the time to do it. And that hasn't really changed, but I do think that Mike The Mad Biologist deserves a mention on my blog, as well as the more ephemeral Facebook and Twitter. Go take a look.