My friend and colleague AKMA has a post explaining more or less why I–and he–have been so focused on churning out publications. Which handily absolves me of having to type out more or less the same thing. I imagine mine would be slightly less tactful, and involve more parentheses, as per usual, so I’m grateful to have been spared the exercise, and in the time I might have spent on doing that, I’ve read three very helpful journal articles and written two sentences (more importantly: the FIRST two sentences) of the last chapter of this book. So I guess I need to put him in the acknowledgements section, now. Anyways: it’s a useful, intelligent post, and you should go read it.