You may have noticed that my typical proclamations on matters political, cultural, and other lofty issues have been absent lately. In addition to whatever's been keeping me busy lately, that's due to a growing sense that the more I learn, the less I know. Which, in turn, has made me question the content and focus of much of my observation. As a result, my energies of late have been directed into gentle experimentation, changes of routine, fitness, conservation, and breaking down old assumptions. I've felt so much pressure to have certain answers lately that I feel I've lost touch with the wonder in the questions. It was a long winter, and I want to feel the sun. The rest can wait.