To the folks writing me e-mails asking me to comment about one thing or another happening in the world: You know, I would, but I’m going through one of my occasional periods of intense apathy about national and world events, so at the moment I’m finding it hard to care. I suspect it’s partly a defensive measure my brain kicks in after I spend too much time thinking about large events of world importance, and as we all know, last month I went just smidgen overboard with the whole Katrina thing. This month, nationally, all we have got going is the conservatives tearing out Bush’s entrails over Harriet Miers, and while I certainly find it amusing that now everyone hates George Bush, I don’t find it engaging enough at this point to say anything about. Other people are getting foamy enough over it that I’m content to let them take the lead at this point.
Bear in mind that it’s not that what’s going on with Miers isn’t important (not to mention the earthquake in Pakistan, the oncoming bird flu pandemic, or skyrocketing heating costs with winter coming on). It’s just that I can’t manage to rouse more than a token amount of concern or interest at the moment. Call it real world fatigue or something. I’ll get over it eventually. In the near-term, however, you should probably expect me to do the blog-writing equivalent of puttering about the house in a bathrobe for at least the next couple of weeks. I’m just warning you, is all.