Long time, no blog! My mother and stepfather were visiting, and it seemed rude to read and process news while they were here from 3/4 of the way across the country, from that state which cannot be named. What a blessed diversion that turned out to be! I recommend short news-reading moratoriums; it clears the head.
I’m catching up, and see that there’s much to chew on (like this interesting business press perspective on Bush’s social security shenanigans), but for now I want to point you to two sobering and important stories about the state of the great apes: ebola is starting to catch up to bushmeat hunting as the most pressing threat to their continued survival. See these two stories on the outbreaks (perhaps you’ve already read that a related virus, Marburg, has broken out in Angola).