I've clocked in some 50 hours of travel by plane, train and bus this past week, which explains the recent lack of posts. I'm visiting my parents in southern Russia, and since they are remarkably un-wired (but the food is really good), I will be posting from a dingy Internet cafe nearby in the next few weeks. I'll try to get online at least twice a week and do the blog updates then, but I probably won't be able to post daily as I usually do. Please excuse this inconvenience. The blog should be back on its normal schedule by the end of June.