I have received several Emails from regular readers inquiring about my well being as I have not published an essay in over a week. My apologies and the explanation:
A friend in London concerned about our mutual cultures' over abundance of low information citizens suggested a different approach than simply writing about problems as they occur. A Timeline was his idea, showing how we have gotten to where we are today by linking events as they changed the societies we live in. That sounded like a challenge and far be it from me to pass up a good challenge, and so I have spent all of my recent efforts on building a Timeline data base.