Sorry for the extended absence, everyone – I’ve got a Physics exam coming up on the 15th and it’s rather taken over my life.
I do feel very bad about ignoring the blog for so long, but being a student and holding down a full-time job at the same time has proved to be pretty demanding. Not that I ever thought it would be easy, but this year has certainly been harder than last.
I think that if I had spent more time on the blog I probably would not have made a terribly good job of it, and I’m sure that my studies would have suffered.
It will be easier after the exam, but only for a few months – I will be signing up for other courses in the Autumn.
All of which won’t matter if Mike returns, but after six months I still have no idea why he’s gone quiet.
I just hope he’s alright.
In the meantime, one option is to make this blog more of a collaborative venture – I’d welcome your thoughts on this. As it happens TrueSceptic has agreed (willingly, I think) to come on board as an additional moderator, for which he has my gratitude.
Welcome aboard, TrueSceptic.🙂
 – The New Humanist
 – Scientific American
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