I note that my blog has been as boring as–per the saying–whale shit. Actually, more boring; it turns out whale shit is quite interesting, as you’ll see here. Many apologies to you all. I hope to identify that little part of me that is interesting some time soon, and transfer it to the blog. Meanwhile, I’m working away at my dissertation prospectus. Had a productive morning yesterday, banging out half the outline. Hope to do the same today, but I got barely a wink of sleep last night, so we’ll see how it goes. Content-wise, I’m drifting more and more into work on the aftermath of colonialism in the 1960s and 1970s. Suggestions on neocolonialism are most welcome.