Since 2012 I have posted here only very irregularly, and after 2013 I virtually stopped posting at all.
This is actually my first new post in nearly a year.
For a number of reasons, I simply have less time to blog than I used to (among other reasons, I've been putting more of my time into my books), so that it's been a challenge to keep one blog going, let alone two. And I don't expect that to change in the foreseeable future.
So I'm going to declare this blog officially suspended for the foreseeable future. When I write about the topics to which I devoted this blog (international affairs, space issues, etc.), as I expect to still do from time to time, my posts will appear at my other blog, Raritania (alongside my posts on its principal theme, science fiction and contemporary culture more generally).
In the meantime, this blog will remain up, its content available to anyone who is interested. I will also continue responding to all who leave comments, so please feel free to do so if the mood strikes you.
To all who have taken an interest in what I have had to present here--thank you for your time and interest, and I hope to see you over at Raritania.