To all those who, over the past couple of weeks, I’ve flaked out on, ignored, or simply not shown up when I said I would: I apologise. It’s nothing personal, just sometimes, the outside world is a terrible, terrible place for me to be, and even if I know you very well, the possibility of personal interaction just seems far too stressful, and not worth the effort involved. But sometimes, I just need to retreat, regroup and rest up for further socializing. Which hopefully, I’m more or less ready for again.