In an effort to stay in touch with the world I have repeated one or two posts, or bits of posts, on AN since the beginning of August. An email this morning tells me that my blog over there has ranked 6th for August. That's OK (actually, not bad for just one month), but I prefer this one. For a start, I write here (almost) daily, and I write whatever I want to write about. I can be much more personal if I want to. Sometimes - very often in fact - it is very personal. I can talk about my work when I need to, or things that have a bearing on my work, or my innermost thoughts.