Part of the reason I haven't been updating is because I've been depressed over my continuing lack of work. I can't seem to summon the energy to type up a boring list of books.
But now I've got a job! It's for a group dedicated to increasing voter awareness and registration. It doesn't pay very well, and I can't say I'm thrilled about the prospect of going door to door in the rain (it is autumn in western Oregon, after all), and I'd feel happier about it if I didn't get the sense that they're mostly looking for warm bodies. But it is a job.
I can't guarantee that'll mean I update this site more often, but hopefully it'll at least snap me out of my doldrums.