I feel I owe you an explanation. Not an excuse, just an explanation.
When I began writing the previous post, I was reasonably sure I had a point to make. It was there, I thought, locked in. Yet a couple of paragraphs into the piece, said point had vanished. Nonetheless I persevered; I wrote another line or two in the hope that recent memory would serve.
Happily the point's shadow then made a brief appearance; but, unhappily, it was gone just as fleetingly. Still, I persisted.
Toward the end of my rambling in search of the lost cause, I rudely asked myself (as you can plainly read therein): What in God's name am I talking about?
What came to mind -- I think -- was a rediscovery of what originally sparked the post. So I got it down in cyberprint just as quickly as my hapless hunt-and-peck fingers could commit a recapturing.
All of which is only to confess: I think, therefore I am, somewhat. I'm trying my best to re-engage, with acceptable lucidity. The process may be bumpy, but I'll get there.