Apologies for the lack of posting recently.
You can blame the throes of teaching semester-time (into week ten, two and a half weeks to go…). Or perhaps the series of delightful illnesses the kids have been bringing home. Our three year old has had a jolly November, enduring a nasty case of antibiotic-necessitating bacterial tonsilitis and then chicken pox in quick succession… I blame his first year at the nursery. And as a family we have all had (the week before last) a rather unpleasant encounter with what my esteemed colleague Dr Gee likes to call “Effluvia”, but which I call norovirus.
Anyway – suffice to say that November has been one of those months we would rather forget.
Of course, apart from parental exhaustion, it may just be writer’s block. Or lack of ready subjects.
And then there are also those subjects that you feel you really ought to be writing about, but which other people have already covered… or which need far more time that you have to do them justice.
However, the main point of this little post was not to have a moan, or even to apologise.
It was to point UK-based readers to a fascinating documentary about the tragic chess genius Bobby Fischer that is on the TV this week. This is the documentary that I wrote about back in September. It goes out on BBC4 tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9 pm, and is well worth a look even if you know nothing about chess. The archive footage alone is fascinating, as is the Cold War allegory of Fischer’s 1972 World Championship match in Reykjavik with the Russian Boris Spassky.
Anyway, highly recommended.
And perhaps something more substantial than this on the blog in the next week or two.