Get back on the horse

I have stumbled back over my place for writing and this is a surprise for me. I remember him! I last posted here two and a half years ago and retired from full-time paid academic work a few months later (August 2020), as the Covid lockdowns in the UK were being violated by Boris Johnson’s crew. My departure was not pleasant at the time. My parents each died: mother just before the first lockdown on 21 January 2020; father on 3 October 2021 as the second or third lockdown was easing. He was locked down and demented with no outside visitors for a year and a half.

I am going to leave it like this for a moment. I need to go to the shops, but I have a place and I am beginning to think about it again.