The way I have been following the news is no longer possible - blogger has put up several roadblocks in its way, to the point where I can no longer meet the hurdles that it puts up in my way. so from now on, this will be a different sort of blog. For the moment, it will focus on the classes I am teaching over at ESP during the spring semester at MIT, we will see what happens afterwards. Likely I will put up my novels. Sorry about this, but this was a corporate decision that I had nothing to do with.