This blog has taken a little break… partly because it is the coldest winter I have personally experienced here in the great state of Maryland. I am warmer than I have been some winters that lacked indoor heat, but actual outdoor activity has been reduced to the least possible to sustain life and some semblance of reasonable societal participation.
The other reason is that I forgot my password to WordPress as I do regularly, and could not get the website to send me the link to reset it. Perhaps it was hibernating too. I am delighted to see that this blog, like the winter tree fruits in the yard, has nevertheless had some visitors. I am still reading Middlemarch, as well as forest ecology guides, and listening to a lot of old maritime music.