I've concluded that any blog worth its salt must include one or more posts explaining a recent lack of posts. So here is ours: I've just moved. Besides the disruption the mere fact of moving creates, I also screwed up: For some reason, I thought that switching my phone service, which includes my DSL connection, to the new apartment would be a simple matter of some tech at Verizon filling in some form on a terminal at his desk. But no, apparently, it still entails sending someone out to climb up a phone pole, and, obviously, it takes some time to persuade anyone to do anything so silly, so we won't be reconnected for a week.
Fortunately, there is an Internet cafe one block from my new place (still in Brooklyn, by the way). Unfortunately, it's often filled with 14-year-old boys playing computer games while swearing loudly at each other. In any case, whenever I'm willing to endure hearing five-minute conversations in which a full third of the words are "shit" or "fuck," I can still get online.