Yes, well.

Welcome to my shiny new blog. Isn't it nice?

While we're at it, welcome to my shiny new life. Isn't it dreadful? No, that's not fair, and it's certainly not helpful, but ... ah, well. Once upon a time, of course, my life used to be quite interesting. All the usual stuff - business of my own, name on the building, nice little condo with a view of the Park. Then life got a bit too interesting, and I chucked it all in to go take the top job back at my old alma mater.

Then life got more interesting still. And, well, here we are.

I'm lucky to be alive. Lucky, but not entirely grateful. My health is problematic to say the least, and rarely permits me to leave the house. I am not exactly unemployed - technically speaking, I am still the 51st Vice Chancellor of Aldergate University. That counts for little, however, and at present I am entirely dependent upon the kindness of strangers, a fact which irritates both me and them in approximately equal measure.

I am getting better. Not every day, and certainly not in every way, but better nonetheless. I am not yet well enough to work, but I have developed a truly magnificent capacity for boredom. In consequence, rather than lose what little mind remains to me, I have resolved to take up a hobby.

Welcome to my blog.