i’ve been ill all this week, probably made worse by my trying to work through it. It is possible to teach while shivering like a Dickensian orphan and reeling and staggering like a Dostoevskian drunk, but it means i take longer to recover. i’ve also lost all interest in blogging. The idea of writing for an audience seems weird and a little perverted. However, i hope i shall recover the will to blog in time, as i hope i shall recover relatively normal health.