Just to dispel any rumors:
1) I am suffering from a flare-up of a right knee injury.
2) I am in the midst of a nasty bit of writer's block.
Both of these problems will eventually subside, but I have some rather pressing deadlines. Tomorrow I will embark on a 45-mile training ride to Palos Verdes. I will also submit a draft of my second chapter to a dissertation reading group. Clearly, I am feeling a tad bit out of time and luck.